1790 - 1848

Slant- Front Desk

James McCann began his career in 1802. Twelve years old at the time, he worked as an apprentice indentured to Jeremiah Evans of New Market. McCann continued working as a cabinetmaker long after Evans died in 1816. According to Shenandoah County probate records, in the 1820s McCann built coffins on commission. Signatures on this desk’s bottom and underneath its top drawer prove that McCann made it and add to its importance. The drawer fronts are walnut veneer on yellow pine, with a cross-banded border around the edges.

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Medium: Walnut, yellow pine, brass

Inscriptions: Signed “McCann” and “New Market”

Dimensions: H: 46 x W: 42 x D: 21 in.

Place: New Market, Virginia

Accession: 2009.0006.2

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Furniture - American

Tags: Yellow Pine , Brass , Desk , New Market , Walnut

Purchased in 2009 .