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Lot 81A: Sister’s Sewing Desk


Birch and pine, traces of original red with old refinish, six small drawers on top gallery section finely dovetailed and lipped, original walnut turned pulls, over a birch work surface (shows an old repaired split and small chip in back right), over a hidden sliding work surface with breadboard ends, three small drawers on left, also dovetailed and lipped with walnut turned pulls, top drawer with brass diamond escutcheon plate, a shallow, full-length two-section patterned drawer added below the case (old repair to drawer front), fitted with knitting needles and crochet hooks in bone and wood, three large drawers on right end side dovetailed and lipped, with a brass diamond escutcheon lock plate on top drawer, all on tall turned and tapered legs, Enfield, NH, c. 1840-1850, 40 1/2″ h, 30″ w, 24″ d (at case), 27″ d (at work surface); comes with a copy of a 1927 letter from Eldress Josephine Wilson, E. Canterbury, NH, with reference to this particular desk, owned by a Great Aunt Addie, (ex. David Newell to the present consignor).

Estimate: $15,000-25,000

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SKU: 20162081a Category:

Sister’s Sewing Desk