East Tennessee walnut and walnut veneer Jackson press, poplar secondary. Comprised of a rectangular top above two beaded and dovetailed overhanging drawers with patinated round brass pulls, above two doors with tombstone molded panels opening to reveal three shelves; all flanked by full bold baluster and ring-turned pilasters topped by carved medallions. Plinth base and double ball-turned feet. Inscription on back of case upper right, "Lewis C. Banner/July 26th 1834". 51 1/2" H x 45 1/2" W x 20 3/8" D. 2nd quarter 19th century. Later gallery, with broken arch pediment and spindle sides with curved ends, has height of 14 1/2" H. Note: Tax records show a Lewis Banner living in Washington County, Tennessee, in 1838. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Gallery is a late 19th/early 20th century addition to press. Pulls are likely replacements. Older refinish with overall general expected wear.
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