This wonderful example, displaying brilliant color, is, sophisticated in concept and execution... it's all about architecture and wood selection. The flat upper section features an elegant complex cornice molding above a band of book matched veneers surmounting a pair of contrasting figured-tambour doors centered by slightly projecting reeded columns behind which are beaded shelves and vertical ledger compartments. The mid-section with fall-front [writing slope] lid opens to expose a fitted interior having drawers, and valanced cubbies. The lower section with three short projecting drawers over two long drawers flanked by ring-turned, and rope-twist carved columns; drawer crossbanding joins veneered corner blocks - all within cockbeaded moldings... the whole raised on a base featuring canted oyster burl veneered frieze joining projecting column plinths above appropriately proportioned turned feet.
Date: Circa 1825
Measurement: Height: 73.5"; width: 44"; depth 22"
Material: Butternut, butternut and birds eye maple veneers, cherry, pine, and basswood
Condition: Shrinkage crack to right-proper lower-case side [recessed panel] where mortised to stile, all else very good, any trivial imperfections commensurate with age.