SOUTHERN CLASSICAL MAHOGANY HALL TREE, two-piece construction, upper section having pierce-carved device to crest over a central mirror flanked by vertical framing members and scrolled horizontal elements; lower section having single full drawer with ogee-profile facing, raised on curvilinear front supports and square rear members joined with lower fixed shelf of shaped front profile. Yellow pine and poplar secondary woods. Retains five likely original cast-iron hanging hooks. Fine untouched surface with rich, dark color. Discovered in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Mid 19th century. 86" HOA, 35 1/2" WOA, 16 7/8" DOA. Provenance: From a West Virginia private collection. Catalogue Note: The present lot exhibits a number of similarities with the work of Milton, North Carolina cabinetmaker, Thomas Day.
Excellent condition overall. Minor repairs to drawer frame. Three hanging hooks replaced.