American Federal Mahogany Inlaid Huntboard
first quarter 19th century, probably Northern Virginia or Western Maryland, the solid figured mahogany top with an inlaid leading edge over a row of three drawers with line-strung borders and fan-inlaid corners, each bank with a large bottle drawer disguised as two drawers, the tapered legs with inlaid and graduated bellflowers, and ending in inlaid cuffs.
h. 41", w. 57-1/2", d. 25-1/2"
In overall good condition.
The solid mahogany top exhibits some shrinkage cracks, most notably one about 22" long, about half of
which is filled with a splice. The rest of that crack and others are tight. Re-glued chip to a back corner of
the top. There is a loss to the banding at the edge of the top at the shrinkage cracks, about 3/4" long, and
another at the back corner of the top, about 1/4" long.
There are losses to the cock-beading on the side of the drawers of about 6", 3-1/2" and 3".
Both sides of the case exhibit a horizontal shrinkage crack.
Pulls are period. Filled drillings indicate this was once fitted with bail pulls.
Losses to inlaid cuffs of about 1-1/4" and 3/4". The legs have been extended from the top of the cuffs