American, Mason County area, Kentucky
Sugar Desk, 1810 – 1840
Cherry, poplar, other woods
31 7/8 × 29 × 13 15/16 in. (81 × 73.7 × 35.4 cm.)
From the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2010.7
Objects on the Move
This sugar desk, most likely made in the Mason County area, eventually found its way to Missouri. It was one of many objects to originate in and around Mason County, which in turn migrated up to the west or to the south. Located on the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky, Mason County provided people and goods with both a point of entry into the state and a point of exit for traveling down the river.