Lot 187
Southern Chippendale Mahogany Slant Front Desk
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Eastern Virginia or North Carolina, late 18th century, poplar and Atlantic white cedar secondary, dovetailed case, hinged lipped slant lid with breadboard ends, molded loper supports, interior with central prospect door featuring a flame burlwood panel, opening to reveal two pigeon holes above two graduated stacked drawers, flanked by four pigeon holes with valances above two small side-by-side drawers above one long drawer, all small drawers with burl flame drawer fronts in the solid case with four graduated lipped drawers with three-quarter length dust boards, applied molded base trim, raised on four original shaped ogee bracket feet with spur.

43 x 40 x 22 in. Case width 38 in.

Private Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina

Wood identification from Alden Identification Services available for review upon request.

Tight shrinkage cracks and dark stains to top; wood loss to upper left corner of slant lid; drawer runners rebuilt; brasses old but likely later and in original holes; bottom drawer with one-inch cut and patch at top lip; third drawer with loss at lower right corner; top drawer with break and repair to right side lipped edge; feet original; front left and right rear feet with repaired cracks; later glue blocks.

$1,000 - 2,000