AMERICAN CHERRY SLANT FRONT DESK, C. 1800, H 43" W 40" D 20"
Solid cherry hand made desk with hinged slant front opening to envelope slots and small drawers (three of which have inset shell carving) , over base fitted with four graduated depth drawers. All lower drawers with locks. Original bracket feet. Original pine backboards with hand made nails. Original brass hardware.
Provenance: Purchased at DuMouchelles in September 1993. From the collection of a Carlisle, MA private collector 1993 to present.
A fine example of 18th. c Americana workmanship. A handsome original desk. Quality construction. Good 18tc. condition. jw