Federal star-inlaid walnut desk, yellow pine secondary, attrib. Winchester, Virginia area. Comprised of a hinged slant front, opening to reveal a plain prospect door enclosing a fitted interior, flanked on each side by three pigeonholes over two half drawers and one long drawer. Four graduated dovetailed and line-inlaid drawers, over a serpentine carved skirt with central compass star inlay, and tall flared French feet. Line inlaid corners; plain sides and back comprised of vertical boards. 45 1/2" H x 21 1/2" D x 40 1/4" W. Circa 1800. Provenance: Private Southern collection, purchased from a Richmond, Virginia dealer, oral history of descent in Winchester, VA. CONDITION: Candle burn to the top right side, overall general wear to surface, older refinish. Pulls are replacements. Some minor build up of drawer sides from wear.
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