Southern, possibly Middle Tennessee, dovetailed tabletop desk and sewing box (2 items). 1st item: Tabletop cherry desk, poplar secondary, with exposed dovetailed sides, ogee molded base, hinged lid opens to reveal one main interior compartment. 9 3/4" H x 18 3/4" W x 16 3/4" D.Circa 1840. 2nd item: Walnut sewing or jewelry box of rectangular form, popular secondary, having exposed dovetailed sides, applied molded top and base. Hinged lid opens to reveal interior with five compartments. Contains a handwritten note reading Wooden box – Aunt Fannie Swingler gave to Miss Cason as a small child (Papa Cason sister)". (Possibly Rutherford County). Felt protectors have been added to base. 4" H x 17" W x 10 3/4" D.Third quarter of the 19th century. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Several scratches to lid. Four drill holes to interior. Possible pest damage to interior. Areas of loss, wood shrinkage to base molding. 2nd item: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age. Right hinge has been re-positioned.
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