MSV acquires an 1808 desk by John Shearer

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Posted: December 10, 2013

Star staff report

Crafted in 1808 by John Shearer (active ca. 1798–1818), this desk was acquired by the MSV Nov. 16 at an auction in Asheville, N.C.

Winchester — The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has purchased a rare 19th-century desk made by one of the Shenandoah Valley’s most recognizable and eccentric early artisans.

Crafted in 1808 by John…



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