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A late 20th century constructed cabinet formed from yellow pine boards removed from a pre-Revolutionary War era house in Hillsborough, North Carolina, the cabinet features an upper paneled door with shelved interior over a paneled drawer, which pulls out to reveal a hidden box which rests above the drawer on a hidden shelf, the interior of the drawer is ink signed "Bob Timberlake Studio, Wood from 18th cent. Hillsborough Home", the secret storage box with pencil inscription reading "once this was mine, now it is yours, now I am gone and you are here, what I was, you now are, what I am now, you will be" the bottom of the drawer is ink signed Abe R. Cassidy, 305 Market St., Lexington, NC.
35.5 x 18.5 x 13 in.From the Personal Collection of Bob Timberlake, Lexington, North Carolina
Abe Cassidy, Jr. is a native of Davidson County. Now retired, Cassidy worked with Bob for over forty years by creating many prototypes and samples for the furniture line. He was an integral part of making the Bob Timberlake designs the most sought after in the world. Cassidy ran a successful shop, “Cassidy’s Antiques and Reproductions,” in Lexington. His furniture pieces are collected throughout North Carolina.