We all are (I am) fascinated by the wonder and majesty of thin pins:
We all (I) need to get over it. It’s just joinery. It might take a bit more patience and/or skill but it is not better or stronger than chunkier less graceful pins. They were just showing off.
Take this desk on stand:
New England Queen Anne Tiger Maple Slant Front Desk on Stand
Description: Early 19th century, poplar and white pine secondary, dovetailed case, breadboard slant front lid with lipped edge, having loper supports, interior with pigeon-hole and drawered compartments, three graduated lipped drawers and applied molded trim, on a scalloped skirt stand, with later cabriole legs.
Size: 38 x 39 x 19 in.
Condition: Later legs and glue blocks; surface stains and tight shrinkage cracks to case; breakout and patch to lock; later pulls.
A minimalist gallery:
The gallery drawers show a healthy disdain for the fashionable thin pins:
The main drawers are equally chunky:
Why should the carcass dovetails be any different?
And no expense was spared in making of the back of this exceptional desk:
Maybe this desk is more to your liking:
Georgian Miniature Slant Front Desk
Description: Circa 1800, mahogany, oak secondary, hinged lid with divided and drawer interior having loper supports, over four graduated drawers with bracket foot base.
Size: 8.5 x 8 x 4 in.
Condition: No key; later pulls; insect damage.