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Untitled Artifact: # 1963.2

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Description

Catalog No
1963.2
Credit
Society Purchase
Artifact Type
Objects
PastPerfect Category Type
History
Walnut chamfered slant top desk with chestnut inlay. Some sources say inlay is satinwood rather than chestnut. Dovetail joints. Believed to have been made by a Delaware cabinetmaker. Purchased from the estate of Ella B. Twilley in 1963 by the LHS. Carved from walnut with chestnut inlay, notice that the left and right vertical front edges are chamfered (beveled). The bracket feet (AKA consol legs) are characteristic of Hepplewhite & George III furniture designs, which suggests it is a turn of the nineteenth-century piece.1 This piece formerly belonged to Ms. Ella B. Twilley and resident of Lewes and lived in the house of John Farrace. She was a dress maker and opened a dress shop in a railroad car next to the house.

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