Lot 158
New England Federal Inlaid Mahogany Butler's Bookcase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Attributed to Massachusetts, circa 1820, two part form, dovetailed case, mahogany veneer, white pine and chestnut secondary, applied pediment with central inlaid panel featuring three brass finials, above a veneered frieze above two upper cabinet hinged doors with molded astragal mullions, shelved interior with later mirrored back, above a central burl veneered prospect door opening to reveal two small drawers, flanked by two hinged cabinet doors each with two small drawers and five valanced pigeon holes, hinged fold-out writing surface with loper support and inset green baize, above three cock beaded drawers with central highly figured burl central panel, flanked by three-quarter ring turned columns extending to a tapered foot.

81.5 x 43 x 21 in.

Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

Later brass finials; rear left/right corner blocks at pediment later; back boards reset; later mirror (central pane with crack, chip and silver loss); later glazing on old glass; later hinges; central hinged cabinet doors with shrinkage cracks at veneer; later green baize with fading; later pulls; veneer chips and loss at case sides by drawer and lower skirt edge; shrinkage splits and molding repairs to lower left and right rear bottom edges.

$1,000 - 2,000