American, 19th century. Southern cherrywood pie safe with yellow pine secondary having a later rectangular top with backsplash over a pair of paneled doors inset with punched tin decorated with profile and "$25000" "BOB TOOMBS, GOVERNOR 1880", opening to shelved interior and raised on front stile supports. Interior of left drawer side written in pencil "JC HIPP, 251 Pine st, Spartanburg, S.C." along with other illegible writing. Approximate height 56.62", width 40", depth 17.5". Provenance: Purportedly made for and owned by Robert Toombs who was one of Georgia's most influential politicians of the nineteenth century. Toombs County, in southeast Georgia, is named in his honor. Toombs was never a Governor but was U.S. Senator and Congressman, Confederate Secretary of State, and Confederate General.
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