Inscribed in chalk on the back and bottom of the upper section: "J. Davis". Possibly for Joseph Davis, a maker, or J. Davis, the Japanner.
Made in two parts, all walnut veneered and decorated with herringbone borders. The upper section consisting of a moulded edge flat top over a document drawer with a series of two short drawers over four graduated long drawers. The whole fitting into the lower section having one long drawer over three short drawers, the central drawer decorated with a painted and gilded shell, over a flat-arched blocked-in skirt hung with well turned pendants, all supported by cabriole legs ending in platformed pad feet.
Reference: Exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Institute, 1977, and appears in the accompanying catalogue, Collecting the Masters, pages 110-111.
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