Marquetry Table, Early Edwardian Fern, or Plant Stand Date/Period: Circa 1900
Measurement: Height: 29.5"; top diameter: 12.75"
Material: Mixed woods
Condition: Very good, feet appropriately restored
Additional Information: A forgotten artistic expression, male quilting, an apt definition
on a basic level, applying bits and pieces of wood [marquetry] rather than scraps of
cloth used to create quilts. Quilting and marquetry both fill flat surfaces with patterns.
A successful design displaying symmetry, exuberant top, apron and stepped circular
base display workmanship of a craftsman of great patience.
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")
Hepplewhite Tapered and Splayed Leg Table, Original Surface, Nice Size
Pennsylvania, Circa 1810
Walnut, mortice/tenon and peg joinery
(Old ring stains on top, else fine; H: 29.75”, top: 26.5 by 19”)
Marquetry Decorated Folk Art Table, A MASTERPIECE by Joseph Konieczny
Signed Underside: Joseph Konieczny, 6462 Pieces [Rochester, New York Date/Period: Circa 1920 - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 30.5"; top: 29" x 51.5"
Material: Mixed woods…the center motif dyed
Condition: Outstanding original condition
Additional Information: A monumental and noteworthy American folk art expression, a
highpoint of gentleman’s quilting [marquetry] inspired and unique…6,462 carefully cut
pieces assembled to display and amazingly creative, and masterful composition.
Outstanding artistic expression, male quilting, an apt definition on a basic level,
applying bits and pieces of wood [marquetry] rather than scraps of cloth used to create
quilts. Quilting and marquetry both fill flat surfaces with patterns.
The successful design, perfect symmetry, exuberant top, apron and medial shelf
display the fine and exacting workmanship of a master craftsman of great patience.
Each decorative element including the layered chip carved pieces ornamenting edges,
borders and surfaces work in concert forming a unified whole, a tribute to the
imagination, originality, and exceptional skill of the maker who owned a grocery store.
A clock consisting of 22,000 individual pieces of marquetry, made by the same artist
appeared in Ripley's Believe it or Not. Mr. Konieczny invested 4.5-years of his life,
working 8-hours per/day to complete the project.
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