Queen Anne child's desk, probably birch primary with maple legs, chestnut and white pine secondary. Comprised of a slant front top enclosing three pigeonholes with molded lower edge, above a flat writing surface. Single dovetailed drawer; tapering cylindrical legs terminating in pad feet. Slant front and drawer fitted with engraved batwing hardware. 33 1/2" H x 22 1/2" W x 15 1/4" D. Circa 1770. Provenance: Private Southern collection, purchased from A. Fairfax Antiques, Charleston, South Carolina, found in Northeastern (Edenton), North Carolina. CONDITION: Drawer bottom secured with later nails. Stains to top. Overall general wear, some heavy scratching and abrasions.
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