George III-Style Mahogany Linen Press
Sold for $1,000
late 19th century, the string-inlaid rectangular crest above a conforming case fitted with two paneled doors, each centered by shell carving and with corner patera inlays, the lower section fitted with two short drawers over two long, graduated drawers, raised on bracket feet.
h. 78", w. 49", d. 22-1/2"
Provenance: The Estate of Betty T. Brooks, New Orleans, Louisiana.
**In overall good condition. There is a small veneer loss to the lower edge of the front left leg. The door lock is non-functional. The bottom drawer currently does not open. There are two metal straps screwed to the underside preventing the drawer from sliding. The doors are tight where they meet. The hinges could be adjusted to allow the doors to function better. Retains a rich, polished finish.