Condition: Very good, very minor scattered touchup, blacklight images available
Additional Information: Displaying a complexity of composition in form and ornament,
the top features a wonderful kaleidoscope-like central design within pinstriped borders
conforming to serpentine top and conforming frieze; fancy flourished further embellish
the top, corners, and apron. The tapered Colum [corners with applied moldings]
…continues to the molded base resting on convex pedestal resting on ball feet.
Condition: Excellent, repair [glue] to shrinkage cracks, one to leg, the other to
standard where legs are joined.
Additional Information: A monumental and noteworthy table, a highpoint of
gentleman’s quilting [marquetry] Inspired and unique carefully cut pieces displaying
amazing creative diversity. Outstanding artistic expression, male quilting, an apt
definition on a basic level, applying bits and pieces of wood [marquetry] rather than the
scraps of cloth used to create quilts…masterworks a women’s universal pastime.
Quilting and marquetry both fill flat surfaces with patterns.
The exuberant top displays perfect symmetry, the tableau features emblematic
Americana such as the eagle surmounting American shield, Lady Liberty clutching
American flag; the billowing American flag above “1879”. At the center within sawtooth
border is a top hatted woman wearing long flowing dress astride a horse; this vignette
within a fancy eight-pointed gothic star…flanking each segment are human forms in
activity and various animals. Centering the rosewood top is an inlayed guilloche border.
Side of top is veneered in burl. This sensitively designed composition is distinctive …for
instance, the scrolled base joined by inlayed panels featuring and an orb drop finial
afforded the unknown maker three additional canvases on which to make art. Displayed
on these panels are a soldier in uniform holding a bayoneted musket, a pair of men
shaking hands under and umbrella with dog; a couple embraced in dance. Each
decorative element including the turned standard works in concert forming a unified
whole, a tribute to the imagination, originality, and exceptional skill of an unknown
Rectangular top under which are stored two additional leaves that slide out to rest on drawbars;
tapered legs joining plain apron with single-drawer and applied molding. Great space saver.
(Height: 28"; top: 39" x 35" open;
very good original condition)
The flamboyant yet carefully arranged decoration is original and remains in excellent
condition. The hinged rectangular fold over top with rounded front corners above a plain
apron with engaged ovolo front corners and single long drawer retaining original brass
hardware…raised on turned legs; back left being flying/rail leg. Constructed of white
pine, maple and butternut.
(Height: 28”, top (closed): 36 x 17.75”, top (open): 35.5 x 36”.)
The flamboyant carefully arranged decoration is original and remains in excellent condition.
The hinged rectangular top with rounded front corners is above a plain apron with ovolo front corners containing a single long drawer retaining original brasses.
The whole is raised on turned legs; back left being flying/rail leg. The table remains in very good original condition.
(H: 28”, top (closed): 36 by 17.75”; top (open): 35.5 by 36”)
Molded top on plain apron featuring shaped returns joining cabriole legs resting on
turned pad feet; three short drawers having overhanging thumb molded edges.
(Brasses are replaced; height: 30.5"; top: 32.25 x 20.5")
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