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One-drawer stand

Eastern United States


and modern


28 in x 15-1/2 in x 19-1/2 in


Hard pine

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number


Condition Notes

See "Comments"


Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp


The small stand with a single drawer has a modest splay to the legs, which are joined near the bottom by plain stretchers lapped in the center.  The stretchers are located very close to the floor—a position that suggests they may have been added later.  Several other features of the table also lie outside early furniture-making practices.  The table has scratch-bead decoration seemingly everywhere:  on the legs, around the edges of the drawer front, and along the case side bottom edges.  The drawer is made with a bottom board nailed into rabbets cut into the drawer sides rather than being slotted into the lower drawer sides.  The back edge of the drawer bottom overhangs the drawer back and has no nails into the drawer back—a non-period construction detail.  Of more concern, the outside of the drawer back was painted before construction of the drawer, suggesting it was made of reused wood.  The table has been stripped of any old paint.