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Atkins describes one of the finest examples of Colonial cabinetmaking in the state. Located in the home of Richard M. Rhyne in Gaston County, is a cabinet built by Peter Eddleman, who was said to have been one of the most skilled craftsmen ever to live in the United States. Thomas Rhyne built his house in 1789, and the cabinet was constructed in 1799. It stands ten feet high and is made of solid walnut with inlays of satinwood.