July 20, 2013
Fine Southern Federal Inlaid River Birch Huntboard
attributed to Piedmont Georgia or South Carolina, 19th century, central bow-front dovetailed long drawer flanked by two false drawer fronts, double-line and oval inlay with kite escutcheons, tall turned legs, possibly original pulls, 43 x 68-1/2 x 23-3/4 in.,
refinished with scattered surface stains and wear throughout especially to top, minor pest damage especially to one rear leg (associated breaks and repairs to rear leg), possibly original brass pulls (not removed), top reset and with some sun fading, other cracks and scattered minor repairs; does not appear to have ever had flanking drawers
Lot Notes: The provenance notwithstanding, the presence of birch throughout as a primary wood suggests the Piedmont Georgia or South Carolina origin.
Label inside drawer reads "Huntboard-Made in Va. Belonged to Holly/Holley family…"; Estate of Mary Simms Oliphant Furman, Widow of Alester Garden Furman III, Greenville, South Carolina
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000