American Classical Mahogany Bookcase with Stand
ca. 1835, Baltimore, attributed to Anthony Jenkins, in two parts, the upper section with a projecting cornice over a pair of glazed doors, each mounted with leaf-carved tracery, and with a band of drawers below, on a base with a burlwood top over a faceted drawer flanked by panels with Gothic arches, supported by columns with Ionic capitals, joined to a concave low shelf, raised on carved paw feet.
h. 82-1/2", w. 45-1/2", d. 26"
**In overall good condition. The left door has a cracked window to the upper left pane. The right door has a very small crack to the upper right corner of the glass pane. And the left door has a small crack to the lower left pane (which is hidden behind the carvings). There are some professional pieced-in repairs to the mid-moldings around the bottom edge of the upper case along with a few other minor small patches to the case. Some minor shrinkage to the lower shelf and the veneered surface. The front deck surface of the base may have possibly been re-veneered as the wood is burl walnut while the rest of the piece is mahogany. The inside of the long drawer does not have a writing surface. The lock from the right door has been removed but is present. Exhibits an old refinished surface with good color.