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Fine federal or neoclassical southern three piece walnut desk and bookcase or butlers secretary with yellow pined secondary wood. Ogee cornice with inlay decoration simulating dentil moldings, string inlay with central design in the tympanum above solid doors with inlay and veneered panels simulating raised paneling. Lower desk features a secretary drawer with fitted interior, decorated mahogany veneers and string inlay, above three long graduated dovetailed drawers, all with cockbeading, fine string inlay, and later round brass pulls. The piece terminates with small line of inlay above shaped skirt and French feet. Note: one interior drawer possibly signed by maker but the name is very faint. 94 1/2" H x 41 1/8" W x 20 7/8" D. Possibly North Carolina, circa 1790-1810. Condition: Piece survives in a wonderful state of preservation. Refinished, some repair to dental inlay, bookcase doors reset, some chips to cockbeading, later brass pulls in original holes, and some missing inlay on skirt.