EXCEPTIONAL & RARE EARLY 19TH CENTURY SOUTHERN US FEDERAL PERIOD WALNUT BUTLERS DESK W/ RARE TENDRIL CARVINGS AND GEOMETRIC CARVED SWAGS - DATED 1830
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Albeit our family is from Boston we hold southern walnut furniture in it's deserved high regards. Southern US walnut is an abundant and attractive species long revered in early American cabinetry. With our highest regards we present to you this wonderful and rare early 19th century southern US Federal period walnut butlers desks with the best carvings. The desk has a large central drop front butlers section fitted with 6 mahogany veneer drawers and scrolled pigeon holes. The butlers section is flanked on either side by wonderful crisp geometric carved swags. The horizontal transition is tendril leaf carved an elusive southern embellishment. This caused somewhat of a family dispute trying to pinpoint where this was made. We feel this is most likely a Virginia made chest. The chest is dated 1830 under an interior drawer and again concealed behind a leg block. The previous owner was kind enough to share this with us and furnished us with a picture.
The chest is further decorated with incised carved stiles and decorative cut out sides. This chest represents one of the most significant and desirable southern US Federal period butlers desks to surface and being offered on the market. The chest is 47" wide x 22" deep x 46" tall.