Sunday, March 21, 2010

Royal Gov. Alex Spotswood of VA - Bible Desk

Today I parted with one of the oldest antique pieces of furniture I have ever owned. It was a c.1640's Bible Box (Nautical Desk) belonging to Royal Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. Turns out the 8th great-grandson by the name of Todd E. Long had been researching the family history and came upon my site and is now the owner of this historic piece. My tenure of being the guardian of a slice of American history has ended after almost 15-years.