Peter Eddleman, (Formerly Lincoln Co.) Gaston Co. NC, 1800-1820, cherry, walnut, yellow pine, HOA: 81 3/4; WOA: 45 1/4; DOA: 22 1/4 MESDA # 2564.2. In 1799 Thomas Rhyne finished construction on his house in Gaston Co. He engaged the cabinetmaker Peter Eddleman to make furniture for his house. This desk-and-bookcase reveals the influence of PA on Piedmont, NC, furniture. Eddleman (1764-1845) was born in Bucks Co., PA, and came to Rowan Co., NC, when he was a boy,later, moving to Lincoln Co.