Classical Center table,
Decoration Featuring General Harrison,
The Washington of the West Image
Baltimore, circa 1840
(Signed) Gilt penwork decoration on ebonized surface.
The equestrian portrait after the lithograph, General Harrison, the Washington of the West (1840) by Thomas Sinclair (1805-1881) National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; object number: NPG.99.137 William Henry Harrison 1840 campaign leaflet.
The decoration features a likeness of Harrison on horseback in full military uniform with cavalry sword; stars, eagle and panoply of arms adorn the octagonal top with floral and foliate vine border…arms are repeated on the skirt, accompanied by scrolling foliate.
CREDIT: "A sketch of the life and public services of General William Henry Harrison, candidate of the people for president of the United States...". Jacob Gideon, Jr. (no lifespan noted). 4-Page leaflet, 1840. Library of Congress, Printed Ephemera Collection: Broadsides, leaflets, and pamphlets from America and Europe. Call Number: Portfolio 197, Folder 2a. Digital ID: rbpe 1970020a http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbpe.1970020a.
Inscribed in pencil on the underside of the table top: “Made by Paul Cummings in the city of Bal. MD. On the 24th December 1840, and decorated by Joseph Cananna, Bal. MD. Finished 3rd of March 1841. Presented to Gen. Harrison Prest. [sic] Of the U. States of America" (Cummings is listed in the 1849 Baltimore City Directory as a house carpenter and painter with his brother).
The eight-sided top with outwardly canted apron is raised on scrolled legs joined by cross-stretcher. Outstanding decoration featuring the equestrian portrait surmounted by eagle clutching a panoply of flags; beneath the portrait is displayed a panoply of arms and drum…the vignette is within a group of 26-stars . A four-inch decorative leafy (budded, floral and vine) intertwined band conforming to octagonal top frames the motif. The sides and interior surfaces of scrolled legs feature oakleaf and acorn ornamentation; front of legs decorated with acanthus-like ornament. The leaf form feet have various horse drawn chariots with gladiators and are mounted on castors. The penwork decoration is meticulous, neat and well organized.
A pencil inscription indicates the table was restored by renowned artisan Othmar Carli of Gettysburg in 1976. This included scattered and small areas of fill/touches to shrinkage caused gaps to apron-molding miters and a veneer joint on the top. Also, as expected, a some very minor touches to inside of a couple feet. The top was carefully re-screwed to the skirt from underneath for stability; two of the legs were re-screwed to the top support for the same function. Screw holes were filled and darkened to cover them. Lastly, a small section of veneer not effecting decoration at inside of one leg is missing… we will the loss replaced by our trusted expert. The table was re-varnished and waxed more than 40-years ago. Many words describing normal and minor restoration and conservation. All-and-all, an outstanding singular example.
(Measurements: 31 1/2" tall, 35" diameter octagon.)
Federal Card Table, Serpentine, Ovolo Corners, Three Paneled Veneered Skirt
North Shore, Massachusetts, Circa 1810
Old, possibly original surface
Hinged top, serpentine front, half-serpentine sides; canted ovolo corners above the conforming frieze featuring cross-banded panels, The corners with engaged half round ring-turned colonnettes continuing to turned tapering reeded legs having ring turned cuffs, continuing to tapered feet. (Any imperfections are minor, and commensurate with age and use; please call for full description. H: 30”, top closed: 16.75 by 35.75”, top open: 33.75 by 35.75”)
Table, Hepplewhite Drop Leaf, Figured Maple in Original Surface
New England, Circa 1790
Gateleg, inlayed cuff above double tapered leg terminus
(Please know that one glue-block is missing, old dry surface, some staining to top.
Dimensions: H: 27", top is 16" deep; open: 30 by 44.5")
Pembroke Table, Serpentine Top, Square Tapered Legs, Spade Feet
New England, Circa 1785 to 1800
The rectangular top above a frieze drawer and opposing sham drawer
Mahogany, white pine and poplar
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested
(Minor imperfections, shrinkage issues consistent with age and use; H: 28.5", top with leaves down: 32 by 18", top with leaves up: 32 by 37.5")
Gate Leg Table, William and Mary, Demilune, Drop Leaf, Block and Turned
First Half, 18th Century
Maple and pine
The rectangular top featuring rounded ends above a frieze with single drawer, and raised on block and turned legs with conforming stretchers; continuing to turned feet.
Minor imperfections and repairs, decent color. This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.
(H: 27"; top leaves down: 41.75 by 15.25"; top leaves up: 48.25 by 41.75")
Table, Federal Games Table, Card Table, D Shape, Ovolo Corners, Inlaid
New England, Circa 1800
Classic form, wonderfully inlaid
(A lovely table, very good, couple minor scratches to top; easily rectified; H: 30", top closed: 35.5 by 17", top open: 35.5 by 34")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Queen Anne Drop leaf Dining Table
Likely Salem, Massachusetts, Circa 1760 to 1770
Beautiful dense mahogany - SOLD
The rectangular top and drop-leaves above a shaped skirt raised on cabriole legs resting on pad feet. (H: 28"; top open: 52 by 52"; closed: 52 by 19")
1164-5 - SOLD
Hutch Table, Oval, Hourglass Stiles, Shoe Feet, Old Red Painted Surface
Hudson River Valley, New York, Circa 1750
Pine - SOLD
The oval top with robust patina displays traces of original red paint and pivots with shaped cleats above a rectangular seat-box featuring applied molding which creates a sunken panel. The hour–glass shaped sides joined by stretcher are raised on carved shoe feet. The pivot-dowel is replaced; screws have been added to the top during the tables working life with all else fine.
(Dimensions: 27.25” H, 51 by 38” top.)
605-99 - SOLD
Table, Card Table, Hepplewhite, Inlay to Legs in the Circle of John Dunlap Jr.
New Hampshire, 1800 to 1810
Cherry - SOLD
(Very good condition; H: 27.75", top closed: 35 by 17.5", top open: 35 by 35")
See The Dunlap Cabinet Makers: A Tradition in Craftsmanship by Philip Zea and Donald Dunlap, pp. 57-65. Also, The Dunlap's and Their Furniture: The Currier Gallery of Art by Charles parsons, plate 88.
1079-2 - SOLD
Country Painted Harvest Table, Original Surface, Six Feet Long
New England, Circa 1825 to 1835 - SOLD
Rectangular top with conforming leaves projecting above a plain apron, raised on well-turned legs continuing to turned feet. (Very good condition; call for details; H: 28.75"; top: 72 by 45")
1120-45 - SOLD
Demilune Table, Country Hall Table, Original Spanish Brown Paint
New England, Early 19th Century
Half round top raised on delicate turned legs joined by tri part apron/frame - SOLD
(H: 31.25"; W: 30.25"; D: 17.5")
191-443 - SOLD
Chair Table, Scrubbed Top, Original Red Paint, Very Sculptural and Functional
Likely New York or Pennsylvania, Circa 1820
Circa 1820 - SOLD
The generously proportioned rectangular cleated-top; comfortable for seating, pivots on original carved and pined dowels piercing shaped sides that continue to double-arched cutout base joined by seat featuring arched apron with returns and double-lobed drops. (H: 27”, top: 37 by 59”)
240-217 - SOLD
Drop Leaf Table, Queen Anne, Fine and Diminutive, Rare Small Size
Probably Boston, Circa 1750 to 1760, Mahogany - SOLD
(Excellent condition, barely visible unless pointed-out old repair to upper leg, else fine; old surface; H: 27"; top leaves up: 35 3/8 by 36.5"; top leaves down: 11 by 36.5")
500-14 - SOLD
Hutch Table, Chair Table, Round Top, Traces of Original Red
New England, Circa 1800ish
Maple and pine
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD
(Top diameter: 43"; H: 28")
271-45 - SOLD
Tuck Away Table, Cherry Drop Leaf Table
New England, 18th Century - SOLD
Rectangular drop-leaf top on block, vase and ring-turned legs joined by conforming stretchers raised on cutout trestle feet; two gate legs swing-out to support top.
(Old surface color, generally good condition; original hinges; later screws set the top; H: 27"; top down: 30.25" by 8"; top up: 30.25" by 28.5")
413-32 - SOLD
Table, Chair Table, Original Surface History, Green Paint
New England, Early 19th Century
Old working period green paint over original red; nice patina - SOLD
The pine top, of generous proportion, is constructed of three wide boards joined by shaped cleats that pivot on wood pins piercing the terminus of arm rests. The top is raised on tapering square-to-baluster and ring turned posts resting on compressed ball feet; legs are joined by plain apron forming seat frame. (Top Diameter: 54"; H: 27")
127-11 - SOLD
Table, Work Table, Country Chippendale, Original paint History
New England, Circa 1800ish'
Perfect for laptop use - SOLD
Featuring a rectangular overhanging top on plain apron containing single short drawer; replaced brass pull; the table is raised on square legs. The desirable dry surface consists of early thinning mustard yellow over original red paint; nice surface.
(One leg was broken (now expertly repaired) at apron; top has worn dry surface, apron and legs display mustard paint craquelure. H: 28.75", top: 37 by 19.5")
1069-1 - SOLD
Library Table, Marquetry, Seventeenth Century, Original Stretcher
Walnut, pine, mixed wood veneers - SOLD
The projecting rectangular top veneered in mixed woods on similarly veneered apron contacting two short-drawers is raised on spiral twist turned legs joined by veneered serpentine stretcher; the whole resting on bun-feet. There are a few small losses to veneers, mostly confined to cross-banding and easily restored; feet are old replacements; other repairs mostly confined to underside that do not distract. Considering its age, the condition is outstanding; remarkably the legs and stretcher are fine; William and Mary period brasses appear to be the third set.
(Dimensions: H: 29"; Top: 62.75 by 33.75")
759-6 - SOLD
Work Table, Original Tomato Soup Red Paint, Best Dry Patina, Clean
Successful proportions, wonderful pigment and surface quality - SOLD
Rectangular pinned-top with carved cleats perfectly balanced on beaded apron containing singe scratch-beaded dovetailed long drawer; the whole raised on double-tapered beaded legs. The paint is first and only and remains at about full coverage-including top; wonderful pigment and surface quality.
(H: 28"; top: 25 by 36")
191-378 - SOLD
Gate Leg Table with Drawer, William and Mary, Original Surface
Early 18th Century
Oak - SOLD
The top with oval falling-leaves, and tongue and groove joint, above apron with drawer, raised on baluster and ring-turned legs joined by similarly turned end-stretchers; turned gate posts joined by stretchers (apron stretcher is plain). The feet with losses are at full height; each leaf comprised of two-boards. Table has no replacements or restoration; should be tuned-up to tighten area where glued joinery is failing; we are able to have this done before shipping. (Dimensions: 27" H, 12 by 37" top when closed, 39.75 by 37" top when open.)
572-22 - SOLD
Card Table, Federal
Coastal North Shore
Mahogany, birch, flame birch veneer, and white pine - SOLD
The hinged rectangular top with serpentine front and sides, scratch-beaded edge, and ovolo corners above a conforming apron featuring magnificently figured birch veneers within cross-banded and string inlayed panels; reeded engaged colonettes above ring- turned and tapered legs having ring-turned cuffs above tapered cylindrical feet. Extremely minor imperfections. (H: 30.25"; top (closed): 35 by 17: top (open) 35 by 34")
695-1 - SOLD
Federal Card Table, Games table, Serpentine Front and Sides, Small Size
Coastal New Hampshire
Curly maple, figured birch and pine - SOLD
Serpentine top with conforming front and sides featuring canted/ovolo corners above outset reel turned tapered fluted legs having distinctive rounded carved tops continuing to bottle-form feet. The turret-form tops of legs are cleverly veneered to match apron veneered in vigorously grained figured birch with inlaid painted edge. The old surface is mellow and very pleasing; excellent overall condition; the underside retains two massive corner glue-blocks; rear blocks are missing, else fine.
(H: 29.75"; top closed: 34.25 by 17.25"; top open: 34.25 by 34.5")
759-5 - SOLD
Card Table, Games Table, Federal
Circa 1800 - SOLD
Serpentine sides with elliptical front centered by block ends; raised on double tapered legs; inlaid top edge, banded apron, inlaid legs. Very good condition.
Dimensions: 28.75" H, 35.75 by 17.25" top when closed, 35.75 by 34.5" top when opened.
1008-2 - SOLD
Table, Sawbuck, Original Red Paint, Stretcher Base
Late 19th Century
Pine - SOLD
The three-board rectangular top jointed to "X" form trestle base; the tenoned legs are received by a mortise cut within cleats with each "X" form end joined by medial stretcher. (H: 28.5"; top: 80.5 by 31.5")
422-3 - SOLD
Country Pembroke Table
Old Red Paint, white pine
Circa 1810 - SOLD
The rectangular top on plain apron raised on delicate tapered legs. Lovely surface; scrubbed top. Height: 27.75"; top (open): 34.25 by 35.75"; top (closed): 35.75 by 19".
191-228 - SOLD
Gate Leg Table with Drawer, William and Mary
Maple and white pine - SOLD
The top with demilune falling-leaves, above apron with drawer, raised on baluster and ring-turned legs with two gates joined by ring-turned blocked stretchers. The feet are restored as are hinges; other minor imperfections.
Dimensions: 27.75" H, 47.5 by 18" top; 47.5 by 56.75" top with leaves up.
572-15 - SOLD
Table, Oval Gateleg, Falling Leaves, Molded Flat Gates
Circa 1690 to 1730
Gumwood and yellow poplar - SOLD
This exceedingly rare example retaining original feet remains in a high state of originality; the leaves are attached to top by butterfly hinges-there is a typical history of several sets of hinges.
(H: 27.25"; top (leaves down): 44.5 by 17"; top (leaves up): 50 by 44.5")
843-88 - SOLD