Estimate: $8,000 – $12,000
Pine, original ochre oxidized to brown stained finish, slanted lid, brass hinged and breadboarded ends, chrome yellow interior, single drawer below with dovetailed construction and original brass pull, desk has hidden lock device (tin construction) in drawer, original lock missing, delicate square to round leg, 29 1/2″ h, 27 1/8″ w, 22 1/8″ d.
Purchased from Arthur Hamilton in 1949 for $30
(Dr. McCue’s Journal Entry #89)
“Furniture of the Shaker Sect”, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C., 1965