P.O. Box 235 New Oxford, PA 17350 717.495.3395
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$ 68,500

Western Pennsylvania Desk and Bookcase

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 19th Century
Materials Cherry, poplar, chestnut
W. 45 in; H. 98 in; D. 23 in;
W. 114.3 cm; H. 248.92 cm; D. 58.42 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1810
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description This commanding desk of mellowed cherry is a fine example of Federal era cabinetmaking in Pittsburgh. Cherry and cherry veneers were a favored wood in the region as was the use of light and dark wood inlays. The eagle holding the liberty cap and the other ambitious shop-made inlay patterns on this desk, such as the flower pot on the prospect door reveal the sophistication of both the cabinetmaker and client. This desk and bookcase also exhibits typical vine and leaf inlay from the region and the inlaid pinwheels on the scrolled pediments are identical to those used on clock cases housing works by Pittsburgh clockmaker, Samuel Davis (active 1804-1827).
Styles / Movements Federal
Incollect Reference Number 246379
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