A Period Queen Anne Tea Table, Tavern Table, Splayed Legs, Scalloped Aprons
New England, Circa 1725 to 1750
Mellow brown color with traces of original red wash of paint, full height
Published within Masterpieces of Furniture, by Verna Cook Salomonsky, Plate 43
Examination of this rare and outstanding table was done to determine authenticity, specifically whether
the top was original to the base. The table, having turned legs joined by stretchers and scalloped aprons
features a mellow brown color with remaining evidence of red wash of paint. This red paint is more
noticeable at the more protected upper areas of base. The top was removed to examine it for previous
and present attachments. The top, which was originally held to its base with four wooden pegs, is now
held by screws. These screws are utilizing the original peg holes in the top. A deformed shape in the
wood of the top around the holes can be clearly seen on the underside. The wood movement and
shaping were caused from the top shrinking and expanding around the original wooden pins. The
present screws are small enough that they did not disturb this evidence and the shape of the square
wooden pin is still visible on the underside of the top. This same wooden pin evidence is still present in
the top of the legs. Two battens or cleats are attached to the underside of the top, most likely to
prevent it from cupping and keeping it relatively flat. A shadow line on the top of the base the thickness
of this batten is visible on the sides of the base which are not in contact with the battens. This shadow
line indicates that at some point this top was rotated 90-degrees. Several additional holes in the top of
the legs bear witness to this reattachment. All holes in the top of the legs can be accounted for between
the two different attachments and no additional holes are present. The coloration on the underside of
the top and on the inside of the aprons is consistent and the top shows no signs of not being original to
the base; the conclusion is that this is an authentic period table retaining its original top.
(H: 24.75"; top: 31.25 by 24.75")
Antique Tavern Table, Worktable
New England, circa 1750
Maple and white pine
Rectangular top retaining original breadboard ends on plain apron containing dingle
drawer raised on robustly turned legs joined by box stretcher; original feet are full
height. Wonderful old honey color. (Height: 26"; top: 40" x 25.5")
Windsor Tavern Table,
Round Top, Turned Splayed legs, Original Red
Maple legs, pine top and ash stretchers
New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1775-1800
The single-board circular top pegged to the turned maple legs joined by double box stretcher;
legs rest on button feet. All surfaces scrubbed…displaying thinning red paint.
(Very good condition, a nice table; one peg is loose and needs to be glued which we can have done for buyer;
an old shrinkage crack in top was expertly taken care of.
Top is out-of-round as it should be: 24.25" x 23.25", height: 23”)
Work Table, Tavern Table, Original Surface
New England, Circa 1730
A rare and commodious survivor in great surface
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 resting on original feet, joined by block and turned medial stretcher. (The table is nearly full height; some wear to feet; original dry red paint; period brasses are in original borings, however, they are not original. As depicted, an approximately 3 by 3-inch section of the rear-left corner has been repaired and the adjoining batten is an old working replacement with all else fine; dimensions: 26.25" high, 26.25 by 46")
Tavern Table, Original Surface History
New England, Mid 18th Century
Maple and white pine, fine original condition
This example features fine proportions, robust turnings, and a good surface.
The perfectly balanced top with bread-board ends pinned to plain apron with drawer retaining original turned-pull. The block and turned legs joined by box stretcher are raised on turned feet remaining at full height. All aspects remain in fine original condition; nineteenth century grain paint over original red; top thinning to expose lovely red. (Dimensions: 26" H, 26.25 by 38" top.)
Large Tavern Table, Tap Table, Refectory Form, Bold Heavy Turning, Rich Color
South Eastern, Massachusetts, Circa 1720, Great Old Color, Original Surface
Classic details; deep apron, no drawer, shallow front and rear overhang, deep side overhang
Cherry and Pine
(Some loss of height, ancient shrinkage crack to top, old water rings which we are able to have colored; H: 25.5", top: 27.25 by 51.75", overhang: 9")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Work Table, William and Mary, Two Drawer,
Robust Turnings, Good Color
Canada, Likely Quebec,
Maple, birch, butternut and pine, original surface and turned wood drawer pullSOLD
The top with breadboard ends on a molded, otherwise plain apron containing two drawers. Robust turned legs [resting of full-height feet] joining medial stretcher.
The table was built to survive, drawer fronts are very deep, secondary wood is heavy...massive dovetails that are vertically pegged front-and-back.
(Underside of second top was scored to remove cupping; one breadboard appears to be replaced as are drawer guides.
Height: 24.5"; top: 36.75
Oval Top Tavern Table,
New England, Circa 1730 – 1750, Red Wash
White pine and ash, a nice form in old dry surface…
Although rarely encountered, the use of ash legs is sometimes found on Boston highboys. The Oval top raised on double-splayed block and ring-turned reverse-tapered legs resting on button feet; joined by plain apron and box stretcher. The red paint was likely refreshed during the 19th century when a neatly fashioned cleat with tapered ends was added; likely to facilitate the removal of slight cupping of top. We commissioned our expert cabinetmaker to carefully remove the top and photograph all aspects. The top appears to be the first and only top secured with original wooden pegs; cleat is affixed to top by square cut nails and a combination of handmade screws and later screws.
928-83 - SOLD
Chippendale Tavern Table, Work Table, Original Red Paint
New England, 18th Century - SOLD
Large, nearly four-foot top with breadboard ends featuring mortise and tenon joinery; the top projecting above a plain apron containing a long-drawer displaying exposed dovetails; square beaded legs joined by box stretcher. (H: 29”, top: 43.75 by 24”)
Tavern Table with Drawer in Original Surface, AKA; Work or Tap Table
New England, 18th Century
Maple and pine - SOLD
Scrubbed rectangular top having applied molded edges on plain apron featuring long drawer, the whole raised on baluster turned legs ending in cylindrical feet; the legs joined by box stretcher (Cleats added to underside of top at short end of apron; H: 26.25”; top: 26.5 by 41.5”)
424-82 - SOLD
Queen Anne Tavern Table, Work, Tap, Great Surface and Color, Button Feet, Drawer
New England, 18th Century
Maple and Pine - SOLD
Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.
(H: 27.25”, top: 23 by 42”)
1106-18 - SOLD
Tavern Table, Cleaned to Original and Strong Red Paint
Found in Maine, 18th Century - SOLD
(An honest table, great pigment; some loss of height (feet), minor imperfections constant with age and use; H: 26", top: 26 by 42")
639-6 - SOLD
Queen Anne Tavern Table, Overhanging Top, Drawer, Pad Feet
New England, 18th Century
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD
(Scrubbed top, minor imperfections; 42.5 by 27.25 by 26.25")
271-46 - SOLD
Table, Chippendale, Tavern, Tap, Work, Reeded Legs, Old Red Paint
New England, Circa 1775ish
Pine and maple - SOLD
The rectangular top with breadboard ends is pined to plain apron (molded lower edge) joining reeded square legs. (Good condition; H: 26.25": top: 28.5 by 35.5")
127-12 - SOLD
Table, William and Mary, Rare Small Size, Great Surface, Tavern, Tap
Maple and pine - SOLD
A rare diminutive size displaying original surface, once over-painted with thin pigment that did not survive the vestiges of time; only scattered traces of paint remain.
(Some height loss, else fine and original; dimensions: H: 22"; top: 16.5 by 28"
718-36 - SOLD
Windsor Tavern Table, Original Surface, Rectangular Top
Late 18th Century
New England - SOLD
The top featuring a wonderful dry surface is raised on turned legs joined by double box-stretcher; table remains at full height; one breadboard replaced, else fine.
(H: 26", top: 36.5 by 23.5")
336-133 - SOLD
Tavern Table, Small Size, William and Mary
Circa 1730 - SOLD
Rectangular top with breadboard ends on plain apron with single drawer raised on nicely turned legs joined by box stretcher; original feet; surface refreshed.
(H: 26"; top: 29.75 by 22.25")
1022-5 - SOLD
Tavern Table with Drawer, Original Surface History, Exceptional turnings
Boston or South Shore, Massachusetts
Circa 1740 to 1760
White pine, maple, tulip poplar and birch - SOLD
The pine top featuring boldly-molded edges is pinned to the maple frame and has a molded lower edge. The drawer with thumb-molded maple facing, poplar sides and back, and birch bottom appears to retain original brass hardware. The block and turned legs featuring single elongated baluster and crisp reel turnings are raised on ball feet, and are joined by molded box stretcher. The table displays nice nineteenth century red paint over salmon over original black.
410-111 - SOLD
Tavern Table, Original Condition, Great Patina
Maple - SOLD
Rectangular top with breadboard ends pinned to plain apron with single drawer having turned pull; baluster turned legs joined by box-stretcher raised on turned feet. There are a few tight shrinkage fissures in top with all else fine.
(H: 28"; top: 28 by 39.5")
956-13 - SOLD
Table, Tavern Table
South Eastern, Massachusetts or Rhode Island
Circa 1730 to 1740
Maple, chestnut and pine
Rare Small Size - SOLD
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. (H: 24.75"; Top: 29 by 18.75".)
287-48 - SOLD
Tavern Table, Queen Anne
Connecticut or Rhode Island
Maple with figure - SOLD
As depicted, generously proportioned top retaining original bread-board ends pinned to plain apron with bead-molded lower edge raised on turned tapering legs resting on pad-feet. (Height: 26"; top: 28.5 x 41".)
270-77 - SOLD
18th Century - SOLD
The rectangular pine top on molded apron raised on turned legs joined by box stretcher; button feet are full height. Top attached with 19th century screws...one screw in each peg aperture. Old, probably 19th century black paint.
Dimensions: 23" high, 30.5 by 21.25" top.
270-71 - SOLD
Stretcher Base Tavern Table
White oak and poplar - SOLD
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"; Top: 32.5 x 23".)
107-64 - SOLD
Tavern Table, Rectangular Top, Splay Leg
Maple - SOLD
Generously overhung tip on plain apron with beaded edge raised on baluster turned legs joined by box stretcher resting on button feet. Old refinish; good color. Dimensions: 27" H, 34 by 21.75" top.
184-28 - SOLD
Maple and pine - SOLD
The overhanging top on plain apron having single drawer; turned legs joined by box stretcher and raised on button feet. Imperfections. (Height: 26.5"; top: 25.75 x 41")
718-18 - SOLD
An Outstanding Diminutive Tavern-Table
North Shore Massachusetts-Coastal New Hampshire
Circa 1740 - SOLD
This tiny tea table of superb form has survived in remarkable condition. The rectangular top with more than generous overhang retains its original wood pegs; top was tightened by the addition of four similar size pegs all in close proximity to originals. Top is fastened to apron with single drawer; apron raised on terrific turned legs detailed by reels, compressed ball and ring turnings. All edges of inside and outside of stretchers and the apron rails are molded and are crisp with full detail as are the beautiful ball feet-each retaining full pad. The long drawer beneath the deeply chamfered top retains its original knob which is turned of ash. Although the table experienced no insult or abuse and it retains traces of red stain...it was long ago refinished. The top measures 33 by 20 3/8"; height: 24 3/8".
287-50 - SOLD