Thomas Day, a free African American, was one of the most famous and influential master craftsmen and cabinetmakers of the mid-nineteenth century. His legacy remains in the pieces of furniture that still live in the homes of people who have purchased them. This particular dressing bureau is a testament to Day’s profound skills and abilities in the industry, which led to his improbable, extraordinary success as a businessman in the Antebellum period.

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