This detail shows the broken-arch pediment with carved sunflower rosettes, topped by three well-carved flame finials, at the top of the Chippendale desk and bookcase that was commissioned by Captain John Cowan in 1796 near present-day Danville. The desk remained in his family for 200 years and is the only Kentucky-made case piece of its kind that has yet been identified. It is up for auction in October by Cowan’s Auctions, based in Cincinnati.
This detail shows the broken-arch pediment with carved sunflower rosettes, topped by three well-carved flame finials, at the top of the Chippendale desk and bookcase that was commissioned by Captain John Cowan in 1796 near present-day Danville. The desk remained in his family for 200 years and is the only Kentucky-made case piece of its kind that has yet been identified. It is up for auction in October by Cowan’s Auctions, based in Cincinnati. Cowan’s Auctions
This detail shows the broken-arch pediment with carved sunflower rosettes, topped by three well-carved flame finials, at the top of the Chippendale desk and bookcase that was commissioned by Captain John Cowan in 1796 near present-day Danville. The desk remained in his family for 200 years and is the only Kentucky-made case piece of its kind that has yet been identified. It is up for auction in October by Cowan’s Auctions, based in Cincinnati. Cowan’s Auctions