late 18th century/early 19th century, top with molded edge, string inlay, fall front door opens to fitted interior, three lower graduated drawers, tall bracket feet, cedar and cypress secondary woods, 44-1/2 x 45-1/4 x 21-1/2 in.
Provenance: Crowell-Raberson, circa 1975; Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection; Private Texas Collection
Note: For related examples, see Bradford L. Rauschenberg and John Bivins, Jr., The Furniture of Charleston, 1680-1820, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, SC, 2003. pg. 553 and 578.
fall front door with repairs and minor losses, one fall front mechanism replaced, fall front door does not close evenly and drawer containing secretary desk is somewhat warped, filled shrinkages, pulls likely original, backboards partially covered by old adhesive paper, backboards with replaced nails, veneer repairs, other general wear from age and use
Crowell-Raberson, circa 1975; Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection; Private Texas Collection