East Tennessee cherry press, McMinn County, attributed to the cabinetmaking school of Jacob Fisher. Two part construction, cherry and cherry veneer primary with yellow pine secondary wood. Upper section with flaring molded cornice over two glazed doors with mullions forming a design, lower section with two cockbeaded dovetailed drawers projecting over paneled cupboard doors, flanked by ring-turned columns and resting on turned feet. 86" H x 43 1/2" W x 20" D. Note: This piece is pictured in the book "The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture and Its Makers through 1850" by Derita Coleman Williams and Nathan Harsh, copyright 1988, Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, Tennessee on page 191, Figure 238. CONDITION: Older refinish. While the cornice was not identified with a condition issue in the original Art and Mystery of Tennessee entry, it appears upon closer inspection it is a late 19th/early 20th century replacement. Upper case has a small strip of wood added to the backboard edge.
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