Desk and Bookcase

John Davey American
John Davey Jr.

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John Davey inscribed his name seven times on the drawers of this desk and bookcase; the signature of his son John Davey Jr., who at the time was undoubtedly still serving his apprenticeship, appears twice. Another pencil inscription reads “C. J. Ewing / Media,” for Charles J. Ewing, who owned the piece in the mid-nineteenth century.

Desk and Bookcase, John Davey (active ca. 1797–1822), Mahogany, satinwood veneer with white pine,
yellow poplar, American

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