Southern two-piece Chippendale press or bookcase, walnut primary, yellow pine secondary. Upper case with carved broken arched pediment with three turned finials and reed carved rosettes and shell plinth, two arched glazed doors flanked by fluted quarter columns. Second shelf of upper case with retractable candle slide. Lower case with with top having an ogee molding over two half length and two full length dovetailed drawers having molded edges and fitted with batwing brass pulls, drawers flanked by fluted quarter columns, all resting on carved ogee bracket feet and spur returns. The underside of the upper case has square dowel extensions that join the lower case together. 85 1/2″ H x 44 1/2″ W x 20 1/2″ D. Southern, circa 1810. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Refinished with overall general use wear. Losses to bottom front left foot.
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