Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Federal Dressing Table, Branded T.S. Bowles, (Owner of Table)
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1805-1820
A rare and important table constructed of birds-eye maple, mahogany, rosewood, satinwood and ebony veneers…and white pine SOLD
The brand refers to the elegant Sheraton table’s owner, Thomas Salter Bowles (1785-1853), a mathematical instrument maker (compasses etc.) working on Daniel St. in Portsmouth 1805-1820. The table was likely made by Portsmouth cabinetmaker Langley Boardman (1774-1833). Elliptical and serpentine form; contrasting veneer of highly figured bird’s-eye maple centered by mahogany banding; top and legs are mahogany. Elegant tall, turned, tapering, reeded legs continuing to elongated feet.
The table features a shaped-top and deck with bird’s-eye maple veneered drawer fronts and case-sides, bordered with cross-banding. The table is in excellent condition and retains its original brasses. (Height: 37.5”, width: 36”, depth: 17.5”) See plate 23, pp. 147, 148 of Brock Jobe’s Portsmouth Furniture, Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast. Also, page 53, plate 29C, Four Centuries of Furniture in Portsmouth with the New Hampshire Furniture Masters by Gerald W.R. Ward.
Branded T.S. Bowles., Thomas Salter Bowles baptized in Portsmouth, N.H. in 1785. An advertisement in the Portsmouth Oracle for May 3, 1806 notes that Bowles, a mathematical instrument maker had taken a shop on Daniel Street and that his wares included “Azimuth and brass Compasses, wood and Hanging Compasses”. Bowles was still in business in 1821. Ref: Silvio A. Bedini, Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers (Washington, D.C. 1964, pp. 124-126. Bowles married Abiah Emery Bradley 29 September 1813; died 26 July 1853.
A Fine Inlaid Federal Card-Table
Mahogany, elliptical front...blocked ends
Probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Circa 1800-1810 - SOLD
This example, having a folding top with an elliptical front, square corners and inlaid edges on a conforming base centering an oval set within a frame flanked by string inlaid panels having concave corners bordered by blocked ends with string inlaid panels all above checkered stringing. The table is raised on delicate ring-turned reeded tapering legs. Excellent condition. Height: 29.25"; Top (closed): 29 by 17.5"; Top (open): 29 by 35".
270-22 - SOLD
Federal Card Table, Demi Lune
Probably New Hampshire
Mahogany - SOLD
The half-round tops feature pattern-inlaid edges above a figured mahogany apron with barber-pole inlaid borders. The table rests on tapered legs ornamented with distinctive multi-color autumn tree inlays and naïve graduated shields. (H: 28.25"; top (closed): 16.75 by 34"; top (open): 33.5 by 34")
270-81 - SOLD
Card Table, Federal Period, Inlaid, Five Shells
Possibly by William Lloyd (1779 to 1845)
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, mixed woods inlay, pine secondary wood - SOLD
The rectangular top (Nearly square when open) with ovolo corners having inlayed edge above a conforming frieze ornamented by a large inlaid shell which is centered by inlaid panels; string inlay decorates the ovolo corners and above each leg are inlaid shells; lower edge of apron is inlayed. The table is raised on inlayed double-tapered legs. The intricate inlay patterns set within edges of top, the use of holly wood, and the maple fly-rail may be assigned to Lloyd shop tradition.
(Dimensions: 30" H, 35.75 by 17.75" closed top, 35.75 by 35.5" open top.)
185-61 - SOLD
Card Table, Classical, Acanthus Carved Scrolled Saber Legs with Bosses, Brass Paw Casters
Massachusetts, Likely Boston, Circa 1820 - SOLD
The top features a molded edge; brass inlayed corners above ogee apron, columnar pedestal; solid mahogany and mahogany veneers
(H: 26.75”, top open: 35.75 by 34.75”, top closed: 17.75 by 34.75”)
759-9 - 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
A Good Federal Mahogany Card-Table
Serpentine sides; bowed front
North Shore, Massachusetts or Portsmouth, New Hampshire
A Hepplewhite mahogany and veneer card table having hinged top with serpentine sides, bowed front, squared corners and an inlaid edge above a conforming apron with boldly contrasting figured veneer cross-banded rectangular panels joined and raised on double square tapering legs bordered by inlaid stringing ending at banded cuffs. The lighter contrasting wood at lower left of mahogany banding surrounding the center panel is heart-wood need color. The table remains in excellent condition. Height: 28.5"; Top (closed): 36.25 by 17.25"; Top (open): 36.25 by 34.5".
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
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, Federal, Sheraton
Attributed to Joshua Emery (1788 to 1870)
Loudon Area, New Hampshire
Birch, maple, mahogany veneer banding - SOLD
This rectangular, hinged-top example with ovolo-corners, serpentine sides and front above a conforming apron featuring a central flame-birch inlaid panel within rectangular mahogany veneered banding. The front and side aprons are similarly veneered in highly figured birch within banding. The table is raised on tapered ring-turned legs with rounded flutes and ringed cuffs above inverted pear-shaped feet; all elements feature rounded edges. This table is related to a cohesive group of furniture that remained in the Bachelder and Sanborn families, their ancestral homes only three-miles apart. The Emery shop was located five-miles from the Bachelder and Sanborn homes. (Other information available) All glue-blocks are original; old surface. Dimensions: H: 30", top: 17.5 by 37".
270-85 - SOLD
An Outstanding Chippendale Games Table
American or English
Circa 1775 - SOLD
An exceedingly nice example made of the best dense carved mahogany; the hinged rectangular top with molded edge above the conforming molded apron rail raised on square molded carved legs. The double flying rail/leg design is of "filler back" construction; the rear of the molded legs butt to the inner rail creating a uniform .75" gap between flying and fixed rail rather than the usual spacers. The flying rails are masterfully hinged at the outside corners allowing for seating on all sides. The mahogany is dense and beautiful; outstanding quality craftsmanship. (Height: 28.5"; Top (open): 34 x 33.5"; Top (closed): 34 x 16.75")
270-7 - 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