Unusual American Folk Art Carved Mahogany Corner C
Unusual American Folk Art Carved Mahogany Corner Cabinet, ca. 1930, the top with a bank of two drawers and carved grape-and-leaf arch over a similar carved frieze fitted with a central drawer and secret compartments, the open shelf with a rotating lazy Susan, the lower case carved to simulate a farmyard with barns, stables and horses, H.- 83-1/2 in., W.- 41 in., D.- 24, matching Lot 523. By family tradition, these two pieces of furniture are part of a larger group of furniture made by a retired sea captain from Lenoir, North Carolina. Captain Stone made several furniture items for Joseph and Lollie Lore in the 1930's. Lollie ""Rudisill"" Lore was sister to Dr. David Rudisill, who was credited for saving Captain Stone's life. Captain Stone made many interesting suites of furniture for the Lore family who later settled in Greenwood, Mississippi. Each of the pieces have the J and L initials carved into their shield-form crests.