G.K.S. Bush, Washington, DC; Brunk Auctions, Ashville, North Carolina, Thomas A. Gray Collection, March 29, 2010, lot 44.
Similar examples are illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 7, (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishing, 1983), p. 1919, P5281, and in Joseph Downs' American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, (Exton, Pennylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 2001),cat no. 216.
Retains traces of a green paint in recesses. Wear, minor losses and discoloration commensurate with age and use. Few minor age cracks visible throughout. The middle drawer is lacking its lock mechanism. There is a 1" x 3" patch along the upper edge of the slant-front as well as a number of other small, old losses along that same edge.
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