After having been in a private collection for 36 years, you can now own a piece of the Cummins Diesel estate from Columbus, Indiana. Possibly made by Leon Marcotte of New York in the 1860s, this credenza has all the high-end attributes of the best makers’ work at the time. Rosewood, Birdseye Maple interior and numerous other inlaid woods.
The hardware is special in that it is marked as having been made by P.E. Guerin, hardware maker to the (cabinetmaking) stars in New York at the time, including Roux, Pottier & Stymus, and Marcotte. Other markings include a large hidden “M” in the back panel that can only be seen when this panel is removed. I’ve enhanced the “M” marking so the faint profile can be better seen.
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