The country's largest collection of fine Classical & Colonial Furniture... Just steps from the RISD Museum & John Brown House. A Federal Tiger Maple Slant Lid Desk, Midwest Ohio Region, c. This is an absolutely untouched piece: cobwebs and all.We were attracted to this piece not only because of its untouched, museum-like quality, but also by the complexity of design. The drawerfronts and lid are constructed of beautifully figured tiger maple, all of the solid.
The cabinetmaker used a beautiful piece of figured walnut in the prospect door which is flanked by documents drawers which reveal secret compartments, no doubt, for cash. The drawers behind the prospect door are of solid cherry. This is all beautifully dovetailed. The drawers are flanked with ring-turned columns between inset panels of walnut. The glass knobs are all original and are patent dated 1825, (by design).
Obviously, if this piece were refinished, it would scream tiger maple, however, it has mellowed through the years and is a true untouched piece of midwestern craftsmanship of the best quality where the cabinetmaker uses more current motifs, i. The feet and solid paneled sides, but holding true to the 18th century slant top desk form. Secondary woods are white pine and oak. All offerings are in fine condition with no major repairs or replacements unless otherwise indicated in description. Item must be insured in full.The item "SWC-Federal Tiger Maple Slant Lid Desk, Midwest Ohio Region, c. 1825" is in sale since Saturday, August 17, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries".
The seller is "stanleyweiss" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.