Middle Tennessee Jackson Press, Wilson or Rutherford County, cherry primary, poplar secondary. The top section having a slanted ogee molded cornice over two glazed doors with total of sixteen panes opening to four shelves. The base having two dovetailed drawers with wooden pulls above two paneled doors enclosing three interior shelves, flanked by fully turned pilasters, and resting on turned legs. Top – 50 1/8" H x 46 1/2" W x 15 1/2" D. Base – 47 1/2" H x 45" W x 21 1/2" D. 97 5/8" total H. Both pieces Circa 1830. Provenance: The estate of James (Jimmy) Neely, Smyrna, TN. CONDITION: Press is comprised of two assembled pieces (married). Old repair to right top corner of the right upper door, near cornice. Lower section of press has a top that may be have been flipped or is possibly an old replacement, with scattered scratches and losses. Old rectangular patches to drawer fronts near escutcheons, possibly indicating removal of the original hardware or a lock. Abrasions to turned columns. Drawer supports are replacements. Underside of base with newer side supports. Gouging to top of drawer cutouts.
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