July 22, 2017 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Rare Kentucky Federal Cherry Sugar Desk

19th century, uppercase with panel doors opening to fitted interior with five drawers and paneled prospect door, hinged lid opening to sliding lid over divided compartment over two dovetailed drawers and tapered legs, poplar and yellow pine secondary, unusual through mortis construction, 56-1/2 x 30 x 21-1/2 in. 

Provenance:Purchased Heart of Country, Tennessee, circa mid 1980s; Property from a Sullivan's Island Collection


appears to have good integrity overall, refinished and with water spotting and finish distress (it survived hurricane Hugo in Charleston), bottom board appears to be replaced, lower molding possibly replaced, variation between drawer construction top to bottom, but appears to be original material, brasses replaced (lacking one brass bale)

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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