Possibly Philip F. Baker (1859-1935), Riverside Church area, western Rockingham Co. Virginia.
60 1/2" HOA, 40 1/4" W, 19 1/4" D.
Provenance: Collection of Ann L. Grandle, Broadway, VA.
Catalogue Note: The large bonnet-size drawers seen on the present safe appear to be unique. The nailed drawer construction, use of oak as the primary wood, concentric bosses, and reeded banding are all features commonly employed by Phil Baker. However, some other design elements, like the flat, opposed to slightly overhanging drawers and the heavy applied cockbeading are atypical of Baker's work, suggesting that another Brock's Gap craftsman created this safe. Shipping Note: IN-HOUSE SHIPPING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS LOT. Please contact our local UPS store email@example.com for information on shipping or see our website for a list of third-party shippers https://jeffreysevans.com/buying/pick-up-and-delivery.
Literature: See Russ/Evans - Opening the Door: Safes of the Shenandoah Valley, pp. 87-96 for a discussion of Philip F. Baker including a very similar safe on p. 92, fig 5.6 exhibiting concentric bosses and reeded banding.