Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000
Maple and pine, natural finish, traces of original red stained finish, two banks of four drawers along top section, two inset panels on right and left side top, three lipped and graduated drawers on bottom right side, white bone diamond escutcheon plate on top drawer, three smaller drawers on bottom left front, two inset horizontal panels on left front, inset panels on left side, all on tapered and turned legs, hidden sliding work board under the work surface, 38″ h, 31 3/4″ w, 24″ d.
When Dr. McCue picked up the sewing desk after the auction and brought it home, he realized quite sometime later that two of the small drawers in the top section had been switched with the other sewing desk sold that day. He tried to find the other buyer/owner of the other desk to see if they could exchange the drawers but to no avail.
Circular tag with key found inside drawer of desk. In pencil on the tag “Ida’s (Crook) Sewing Desk”
George E. and Gladys C. Jordan
“The Shaker Collection” Auction, Frank D. Greene Jr. Auctioneer, Concord, NH, September 27, 1968
Dr. McCue purchased this piece at the auction, Lot 416, for $2,500