Federal inlaid slant front desk, cherry primary, poplar secondary. Comprised of an exposed dovetailed rectangular top over a hinged fall front with inlaid medallion depicting an Eagle with shield, surrounded by line inlay with cut corners. Lid opens to reveal a fitted interior with three central drawers flanked by two vertical drawers and two drawers over three cubby holes. Four graduated dovetailed long drawers with kite-inlaid escutcheons, line inlay, and oval brass pulls. The drawers are flanked by canted corners with interlacing line inlay over three inlaid circles. Shaped skirt with checkered inlay and slightly flaring French bracket feet. 40 1/2" H x 39 1/8" W x 20 3/8" D. Possibly Kentucky, circa 1820. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Sara Parks Pendleton, Owensboro, KY. CONDITION: Base appears to be an early 20th century restoration. Older refinish with general wear and scratching. Losses to a few interior cubby holes. Clear residue to fitted interior, some stains. Repairs to fall front at hinges. All drawer sides have been built up along the base edge, drawer runners built up.
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