Antique Worktable, Writing Stand, Hollow Front, Coved Drawer, Inlaid
Likely Northshore Massachusetts or Portsmouth, Circa 1800-1810
Mahogany, basswood secondary
The top with coved front and inlaid edge over conforming apron containing inlaid
drawer; ring and baluster turnings continuing to fluted and tapered legs; reel and ring
turned ankle above tapered spike feet. A most unusual form. Accompanying the table is
a New York saber leg chair with horsehair seat. (Height: 28.5"; top: 24" x 18.5")
Antique One Drawer Stand, Country Hepplewhite Worktable, Original Surface History
Probably New Hampshire, Circa 1820-1835
Overhanging top over plain apron containing a single drawer raised on tapered legs.
(Height: 27.5"; top: 20.75" x 18")
Antique Kettle Stand with Slide, Pierced Fretwork Gallery, Tripod Base
Unknown Maker, circa 1760
The pierced gallery is of dovetail joinery; pullout slide within molded case raised
on turned and tapered pedestal resting on cabriole legs terminating with pad feet. A
molded rectangular panel centers each of the legs where joining platform. (Very good
condition commensurate with age and use; height: 30.25"; top: 8.75" x 8.75")
Antique Basin Stand, A Fine Paint Decorated Washstand, Maine, Circa 1820-1840
Outstanding grain-painted stand featuring stenciled and freehand painted decoration
against black and red ground with green and yellow trim typical of Maine. Three-quarter
down sloping shaped splash guard above deck having cutout for basin; block and
turned posts continuing to medial shelf…the frieze containing a single drawer; the whole
raised on turned legs. Excellent proportions and design,
fine original condition; height: 35"; bowl height: 30.25"; width: 18.75"; depth: 16.25".
Rare Sheraton Worktable Featuring Pullout Writing Slide, Original Hardware
Northern New England, probably Vermont
Cherry case and legs, Birdseye maple veneers, mahogany banding, all basswood secondaries
A most unusual and intriguing worktable, possibly unique…slightly projecting top with
molded edge above a case featuring a small drawer above cubby flanked by short
drawers. The lower case with pullout writing/work slide above a pair of graduated
drawers…engaged turned frontal quarter columns continuing to rope-twist legs raised
on brass casters. Competent construction, very clean; tight grain fissure to top which
doesn’t distract. The brass casters have been replaced recently; ex-owner is looking for
the original. (Height: 40.5"; writing height: 31.5"; width: 24.5"; depth: 19")
A Rare & Fine Antique Federal Worktable, Medial Shelf,
Attributed to Judkins and Senter
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1800-1815
Mahogany, birch and white pine
The rectangular top with outset ovolo corners above a case containing two drawers, each crossbanded
and centering flame birch veneered panels with flanking reeded stiles continuing to tapered legs joined
by a medial shelf featuring a scalloped gallery and continuing to elongated feet below ring and reel turnings.
(Height: 30.25"; width: 19"; depth: 18.75")
Antique Worktable, Federal Period Schoolgirl Paint Decorated, Original Decoration
Massachusetts, circa 1821 (Drawer is signed and dated)
Curly maple and pine
The elegant and fashionable Federal lady’ s two-drawer worktable features a slightly projecting
top with ovolo-corners above a case containing two beaded drawers; the case is raised on
delicately tapered and finely turned ring, baluster, and spool legs terminating with peg-feet
beneath spool and compressed ball turning. The panels and drawer fronts are ornamented with
landscapes and classical ruins, each vignette centered by leafy floral border; a wonderful floral
and leaf garland spirals each leg. Closely related ornamentation is found on examples produced
at Mrs. Rawson’ s School, Boston Neck, Roxbury, and Newburyport, Massachusetts. For a
closely related, nearly identical table [and decoration by Elizabeth Perkins] see Woman’s
Painted Furniture 1790-1830 – American Schoolgirl Art by Betsy Krieg Salam, pp. 155-161.
(University Press of New England, 2010).
The decoration and surface are original and generally fine, there are no traces of decoration on
the top. The top drawer was originally fitted; partitions are missing; turned wooden pulls appear
to be early working-period replacements. The underside of one drawer displays script and a
charming sketch of a well-dressed family of four… quite likely done during the period. We can
read, “This was painted M.W. K_______ - Anno Domini 1821” Additional script is evident and
will require infrared photography enabling transcription.
(H: 28.5"; top: 21 by 16")
Worktable, Stand, Drop Leaf, Unusual Proportions, Bold Drop Finials
Early 19th Century
Maple and pine
The narrow top with shaped-corner leafs supported on draw-bars above case with drawer retaining original brass pull and four robust drop-finials; the case swivels on urn-turned column resting on spider legs. The surface appears to be original; top has a pretty much full coverage bloom. (H: 28.5", top: 24 by 20", top closed: 10.75 by 20")
Worktable, Sewing Stand, Bag Table, Federal Elegance
Attributed to Hook (William)?
A Federal mahogany carved and mahogany veneer work table, possibly William Hook, Salem, Massachusetts, the shaped top with beaded elliptical edges on a conforming case with ovolo corners above the waterleaf-carved, half-engaged posts continuing to ring-turned receded swelled legs flanking two drawers retaining original hardware. The top drawer fitted with compartments above the bag drawer; each with cross-banding and sting inlay framing figured panels.
Dimensions: 28.25" H, 19.25 by 15" top.
Antique Paint Decorated One Drawer Stand
Pennsylvania, circa 1800
Black on bittersweet paint
The scrubbed top on plain beaded apron containing single overhanging thumb molded
short drawer joining splayed tapering legs featuring beaded outside corners.
Height: 28.75"; top: 21.25" x 17.75"
Antique Hepplewhite Table, Federal,
Molded Top, Double Splayed Tapered Legs
New England, Circa 1790
A delicate well proportioned table displaying good color and patina
Birch and Cherry
(Generally v. good condition, minor and extremely shallow light scratches to top that are easily remedied;
H: 27.5", top: 30.75 by 18")