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Art & antiques by Dr. Lori

Appraising Thomas Jefferson's desk

May 5, 2013
By DR. LORI VERDERAME - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

During a recent episode of Discovery channel's TV show "Auction Kings," I appraised a Federal period writing desk that was once owned by President Thomas Jefferson from his country estate of Poplar Forest near Lynchburg, Va. I described the desk as Hepplewhite in style relating to the designs of the British cabinetmaker, George Hepplewhite.



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