Desk and Bookcase
Federal period cherry desk and bookcase of Salem origin, with poplar and yellow pine secondary woods. The straight-cornice bookcase is fitted with three exterior drawers in the lower rail; the desk lid is a heavy tambour, the interior fitted with a sliding writing surface. The cockbeaded drawers retain original brass, the lower edge of the bottom drawer being inlaid with stringing and sinuous-line inlay. The bracket feet are flanked by shaped skirting on front and sides. Upon arrival, the flat bookcase panels had been replaced with glass, the feet shortened several inches, and the writing surface cover, possibly leather, missing.
RELATED NAME: Schulz family