Unusual storekeeper's desk; it is made of pine with original red paint, having interior drawers in original olive green paint. Ca. 1820, Vermont. It shows normal wear for its age, with a few sturdy cracks and chips (left rear foot) that do not disturb the integrity of the chest. Mostly original hardware, with some very old repairs to hinges. The desk was clearly used often. The inside olive drawer knobs are original, but two have been moved slightly up or down to create a new working hole for the knobs. I also believe this desk sat with the left side exposed to heat and/or moisture, based on differences in paint color in places on that side and some cracking at the back left foot. I do not believe anything has been done to the paint on this piece. Black-lighting, though not foolproof, shows no discrepancies. This amazing desk is sturdy and beautiful. I have never seen a desk like this one; it is beautiful to see and explore and an excellent conversation piece. Wonderful and original piece for a collector.
Dimensions: 38" wide by 38.5" tall by 24-1/4" deep
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