Tavern Table Vignette
Top row, left to right:
Tavern Table, Oval Top
New England, probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Maple and pine - SOLD
The oval top with generous overhang on molded apron raised on splayed turned legs joined by molded box stretcher...on feet that are about full height. The recessed apron is a tradition of the gains shop.
Condition: The top was appropriately replaced during the early 19th century and displays beautiful oxidation on the underside; shrinkage shadows support the fact that this retrofitted top is very early. There are other minor imperfections such as shrinkage fissure in upper leg blocks. Very good surface.
(Height: 24.25 inches; top: 29.5 x 22 inches.)
Old, Possibly Original...Red Paint
Pine top and apron, maple legs - SOLD
Tea Table, Oval Top
The two-board oval top overhanging straight apron with simple quarter-round convex bracket responds raised on turned and tapered legs terminating in turned pad feet. Old refinish. (Top measures 34.5 by 26.75-inches; Height: 26.75-inches.)
Middle row, left to right:
Tavern Table, Work/Utility Table
Old black over red paint - SOLD
Pine top, maple base
Apron with long drawer joined by double tapered legs with incised bead. The table measures 27-inches in height; the height to the bottom of the apron is 20-inches. The top measures 43.5 by 23.5-inches.
Circa 1730 - SOLD
The rectangular top features a generous overhang and has batten ends; retains original wood pegs that affix it to the plain apron with single long drawer. The top is raised on block, reel, baluster, and ring turned legs, joined by block and turned medial stretcher. The table retains full height and original dry red paint; brasses are period and are in original borings, however, they are not original. As depicted, an approximately 3 by 3-inch section of the tops corner has been repaired and the adjoining batten is an old working replacement with all else fine.
Dimensions: 26.25-inches high, 26.25 by 46-inch top.
Bottom row, left to right:
South Eastern, Massachusetts or Rhode Island
Maple, chestnut and pine
Rare Small Size
The rectangular maple top has breadboard ends that were simply affixed with nails; top rests on a plain apron decorated with quirk bead molding and contains a short drawer made of chestnut with a pine front. The drawer is of dovetail construction and is entirely pegged; pegs are the same shape as those securing apron and stretcher joints. The baluster turned legs are full height and are joined by the box stretcher having conforming bead molding. (Height: 24.75 inches; Top: 29 by 18.75 inches.)
Tea Table, Queen Anne
Maple, traces of original brown stain - SOLD
The top with molded edge is made of two boards and is pinned to frame rails; nice cut-out brackets at lower corner of each rail which are tenoned and pinned into the legs. The whole raised on elegant figured maple legs resting on extraordinary full pad feet. (Height: 27 inches; top: 35.5 x 30.75 inches.)
Tavern Table, Stretcher Base
White oak and poplar
As depicted, the rectangular top with molded edge is pinned to the plain apron which is raised on turned legs joined by turned medial stretcher. The single drawer is joined with large dovetails typical of the early period; feet are full height.
It appears that the cleats were added later in the tables life to "pull down" the top approximating shrinkage fissures. The drawers turned wood pull is a replacement. (Height: 29 inches; Top: 32.5 x 23 inches.)
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