Southern Lady’s Desk

This North Carolina beauty exemplifies the style of the early South.

By Glen D. Huey
Pages: 24-33

From the November 2011 issue #193
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I don’t consider myself a furniture snob, but until recently, I’d not studied furniture from the South beyond pieces featured in “Southern Furniture 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection” by Ronald L. Hurst and Johnathan Prown (Colonial Williamsburg).

After spending a few days combing through file cabinets at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), I found I’ve been missing a vast array of gorgeous furniture.

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From the November 2011 issue #193

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