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Handsome 19th C. country-made Virginia walnut one-drawer writing table in early soft surface. Slender deeply turned legs, two-board (32-1/4 wide by 23-1/2" deep ) top, fine cockbeading on the dovetailed drawer with yellow pine as the secondary wood, and an elegant shaped base molding. The top is attached with early off-set screws from the underside.  Stands in this form were typically used as writing tables and because of the size and overhang are today considered more useful than smaller light stands. Ca. 1830-1840. From an old Roanoke collection. Standing 29-1/2" high.  Surface imperfections consistent with age.  Four screws were added to the top at some point, early in its life, to secure a warping top.