American Classical Period Bookcase on Writing Table, mahogany and birdseye maple with poplar and white pine secondary woods. Top section features a molded cornice atop a figured veneered frieze, with carved columns flanking two glazed and double arched doors. Doors open to reveal a interior fitted with seven side by side compartments, each with arched tops veneered in bird's eye maple, over two shelves, over two shallow drawers flanking a center writing surface that pulls down and folds out. One side drawer is fitted for pens and inkwells. Lower section has a two side by side drawers, each with round brass pulls, and a double pedestal base with plain center stretcher and four acanthus and paw carved feet. 64 1/2" H x 36 3/4" W x 21 1/4" D. Possibly Baltimore, circa 1835. Condition: Scattered veneer losses and replacements, most noticeably to mullion exteriors, desk corners, and area just below doors. Later surface. Replaced pulls. Top appears original to base.
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