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2022 Fall Fine Art and Interiors Auction

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 123

Exhibited Middle TN Sheraton Cherry Desk, Signed

Estimate: $400 - $450

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Exhibited Middle Tennessee, Robertson County, slant front desk, cherry primary and poplar secondary. Consisting of a slant front top that opens to a fitted interior with two dovetailed drawers overhanging one dovetailed drawer flanked by lopers and tall turned Sheraton legs and feet. One interior drawer signed "Miss Mary McNeely/Handleyton,Tenn/Moses Byrum". 38 1/4" H x 35 1/4" W x 19 3/4" D. Circa 1840/1850. Note: This desk was exhibited at the 1971 MADE IN TENNESSEE arts exhibition held at the Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, located in Nashville, TN. It is also featured in the exhibition catalog of the same name on page 16, figure 9. Genealogy: Moses Byram (1798-1880) was listed in the Roberson County census of 1850 as a farmer, aged 52 years, with an estate valued at $4000. An inventory taken at the time of his death in 1880 included a turning lathe, workbench and screws, and various wagon wheel parts.

The Collection of Richard H. and Kathleen L. Hulan.


Overall good condition, slant front has a horizontal gouge that has been filled with wood putty, some scattered wood shrinkage and older refinish.

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