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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 148

Rare Tennessee Federal Sugar Desk, Poss. Davidson County

Estimate: $4,400 - $4,800

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Early and rare Tennessee sugar desk, probably Davidson County (Nashville area). Cherry primary, poplar secondary. Half-depth hinged lid with breadboard ends opening to an interior with a bank of two dovetailed drawers having central dividers, over a divided well. Dovetailed case on the front corners and back with nailed construction consisting of wrought iron and square nails. The lower case with ogee molding and a dovetailed, scratch-beaded drawer, resting on square tapered, Hepplewhite style legs. Dimensions: 33 1/4" H x 23 3/4" W x 18 1/8 D". Middle Tennessee, circa 1815.


Overall very good condition with older refinished surface. Some staining, water rings, abrasion, and shrinkage cracks to the top. Replaced lock with detached strike plate, patch repair to underside of top where strike plate would attach. Loose keyhole escutcheon plate. Screws used as knobs to interior drawers. Old chip/loss to corner of right side, 3/4" x 1 1/4".

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The estate of Ann H. Wells, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent in her family.