This Empire period mahogany cabinet is often referred to as a Jackson Press and was a popular form in the South. They were originally found in dining rooms or kitchens for storage and serving. It’s not definitively known where the term came from but it has been suggested its popularity arose during Andrew Jackson’s presidency – hence the name. Below the top are 2 bow front drawers and a small center drawer with lock. This is followed by a larger deep drawer having its original lock and wooden pulls. Below this are 2 doors with recessed paneled fronts, a brass astragal and working lock with key. Inside is a single shelf. Notice the prominent fully turned columns and the boldly turned and carved reeded feet. Especially notice the extensive use of dramatic flame mahogany on the front of the cabinet – even the columns! The server is in excellent condition having a deep, rich color.