Wood is walnut from Irion Lumber, and bald cypress from Northeastern NC. Finish is Aniline dye, shellac, and wax. Hardware from Marshall brasses, the same casting that was used on the original at MESDA in Winston Salem.
The desk is a reproduction of an original by Thomas White, in Perquimans County, NC, in 1765. This represents the high quality of what was made in Northeastern North Carolina, and is evidence that White most assuredly was trained in Newport, Rhode Island. This desk was one of our Hobbs family pieces that we took on during "Son's Week. Completed in 2012. Thanks must go to MESDA, Kirk Rush, Ben Hobbs, and Matt Hobbs for all the different aspects of helping to get this project going.
Photos by Wesley Lewis of Overland Park, KS.