Caswell County, NC, mid 19th century, mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine secondary, shaped swivel mirror with stylized open support above two glove drawers, upper ogee drawer over three cock beaded drawers. 73 x 41 x 20 in. Originally acquired by noted North Carolina attorney and politician, Bartholomew Figures Moore, Sr. (1816-1887) and his wife, Lucy Williams Boddie (1816-1887), it has remained in the family passing down the line to son, Van Boddie Moore (1855-1917) and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Crudup (born ab. 1860), who bequethed it to their daughter Lucy Catherine Moore Ruffin (1899-1964), and finally to Elizabeth Moore Ruffin (1931-2015), great granddaughter of Bartholomew Figures Moore, Sr. Ms. Ruffin, known in her lifetime as a passionate family historian, donated the Civil War papers of her great grandfather to the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina's Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. From the Estate of the late Elizabeth Moore Ruffin
Fair overall condition; veneer shrinking, splits and several losses; large shrinkage crack to each side of case.