Rare and Unusual Southern Diminutive Bureau, 1st half of 19th century
32 inches (width of case), 16 inches (depth of case), 44 inches (overall height), 34 ½ inches (width of top), 17 inches (depth of top).
Two drawers over three.
Attributed to Western North Carolina.
Primary wood: Heavy gauge walnut;
Secondary woods: appears to be walnut, poplar, and chestnut.
High bracket feet (approximately 9 inches from floor to case) closely related to some late 18th and early 19th century bureaus made in Greene County, Tennessee. Dovetailed drawers, wide applied walnut molding around drawer fronts, edge of top cut to resemble stepped molding. Pulls replaced, top slightly warped. A very unusual bureau; a piece for the collector of period Southern furniture