Lot 234
North Carolina Federal Inlaid Walnut Desk and Bookcase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Catawba Valley, possibly Peter Eddleman (1762-1847), circa 1800, yellow pine and poplar secondary, three part form, dovetailed cornice, desk and bookcase with applied cove molding, the bookcase with two hinged paneled cabinet door with light wood line inlay, molded edge, shelved interior, the desk featuring a lipped hinged lid with loper support, divided interior featuring four drawers and six valanced pigeon holes, the center with a small secret drawer above a deep secret drawer both with inlaid half sunburst, the bottom drawer opens to reveal a false slide with shallow storage compartment, four graduated flush drawers with light wood inlaid and inlaid escutcheon, tall bracket feet.

85.75 x 34.5 x 18.25 in., bookcase width 32.25 in.

From the Collection of Quincy and Betty Scarborough, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Note excellent vertical form and diminutive proportions.

MESDA photo S-1711 for similar interior prospect drawer configuration to a desk and bookcase; MESDA accession 2073.26 for similar half sun-burst inlay to a pembroke table.

Missing two valances; later pulls covering center hole; some drawer runners rebuilt; front feet are original; rear feet have been cut/tipped lower four inches; later corner blocks and rear brace blocks.

$3,000 - 5,000