Southern Antiques/Chapter 19

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PLATE I. Tall Clock, Sheraton Period—Mahogany. (Virginia—c. 1790-1800). A clock of fine workmanship, and marked on the face "John M. Weidermeyer, Fredericksburg." No information is available concerning this man, but if he was a cabinetmaker he deserves recognition, as a study of the case will show. Cabinetmen often made cases, but imported the works. (Property of Carroll H. Fowlkes).

PLATE II. Piano Case—Mahogany. (Maryland—c. 1810). A fine piano case marked "L. Ricketts, Baltimore." The author has never seen better carving of its type, even on pieces from Phyfe's workshop. The case is veneered with bird's-eye maple and mahogany on mahogany. L. Ricketts is listed in the Baltimore directory of 1810 as working there as a cabinetmaker. (Property of Mrs. Paul Chatham).

PLATE III. Upper Left—Cupboard—Walnut. (North Carolina—c. 1800). Students of furniture design who like the modernistic type, should study this illustration. The maker came close to being more than a century ahead of his time. The outstanding half-round containers are partitioned for bottles.

PLATE III. Upper Right—Sheraton Sideboard—Walnut. (South Carolina—c. 1810).

PLATE III. Right Center—Desk—Walnut. (North Carolina—c. 1790). A desk with a fine interior and inlaid drawer fronts of fruitwood. (Property of F. B. Priest).

PLATE III. Left Center—Chippendale Drop-Leaf Table—Walnut. (North Carolina—c. 1750-1770). Showing a table with somewhat different type of foot.

PLATE III. Center—Chippendale Chair—Walnut. (Virginia—c. 1760-1780).

PLATE III. Lower Left—Sheraton Sideboard—Maple. (South Carolina—c. 1810). A sideboard of curly maple with inlay.

PLATE III. Lower Right—Chippendale Corner Cupboard—Walnut. (North Carolina—c. 1740-1760). Fine architectural type of cupboard from North Carolina, where many of this type are found.

PLATE IV. Upper Left—Chest-Of-Drawers—Walnut. (North Carolina—c. 1770-1790). This chest has a carved eagle in the skirt. Chests of this type, with different decorations and feet, are found in quantity throughout the South. (Property of Miss Willie P. Garland).

PLATE IV. Upper Right—Cabinet—Mahogany. (Virginia—c. 1820). A small cabinet evidently to house a collection of books or for display of trinkets. (Property of J. B. Ferneyhough).

PLATE IV. Center—Sheraton Cellaret—Mahogany. (Virginia—c. 1800). An inlaid cellaret with turned legs of a shape peculiar to those found in the rural districts. (Property of Mrs. E. M. Crutchfield).

PLATE IV. Lower Left—Chippendale Armchair—Walnut. (North Carolina—c. 1770). A country-made chair like many found. (Property of Mrs. E. M. Crutchfield).

PLATE IV. Lower Right—Queen Anne Lowboy—Walnut. (Virginia—c. 1750). Lowboys are so rare in the South that they are not described in the text. However, some are found. (Property of Mirs. J. G. Hayes).

PLATE V. Upper Left—Chippendale-Pembroke Table—Mahogany. (South Carolina—c. 1760-1775).

PLATE V. Right—Clock—Cherry. (North Carolina—c. 1790). A small clock made in the shape and style as tall clocks, and called grandfather clocks for this reason. It was found in Salem, and is an exact duplicate of a tall clock found there. The case has a remarkable grain. Small clocks of this type are very rare. (Property of Ralph P. Hanes).

PLATE V. Lower Left—Cheval Glass—Maple. (South Carolina—c. 1800). A rare type of the early Empire period. It has brass-paw feet. (Property of Joe Kindig, Jr.).

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