Greene County, Tennessee two-part walnut bookcase and desk (sometimes called a Plantation Desk). Upper case with ogee cornice over two glazed doors, each with 8 panes, three interior shelves aligned with transoms. Lower desk section has fall front writing section with interior bank of pigeonholes and one dovetailed drawer. Turned legs ending in double ring turned spikes. Illegible name in black script on top of lower section and back of upper section. Poplar secondary. 83 7/8" H x 44 1/2" W x 25" D. Circa 1840 . Condition: Refinished, scattered abrasions to top. Interior may have had an additional drawer, possible desk interior modifications. Top overhangs back of lower desk to possibly accomodate chair rail, residue shadow on base sides of bookcase top indicate moldings in the past. Writing on top and bottom indicate long association.
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