Card Table, Federal, Demi-Lune Attributed to Jacob Forster, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Includes Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Edward Jacob Forster (Son of Jacob) Date/Period: 1790-1800 - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 27"; top diameter: 36"
Material: Mahogany, maple, and white pine
Condition: Very good, displays well, any imperfections are trivial…missing a few glue blocks; addition of cleats to underside.
Additional Information: This table displaying highly figured mahogany, four patera, and string inlay is
accompanied by a sixth plate dag depicting a handsome lad that we hypothesize is related to the maker
of this table. The interior of the Critchlow & Company photography case is inscribed
“Edward Jacob Forster”. The table speaks to the shop traditions of Jacob Forster.
The upper leaf edge of demilune top is fluted and opens to rest on swing leg; conforming string-
inlayed apron joining four blunt double-tapered similarly inlayed [square] legs…each featuring a
paterae. The table's four legs divide the apron into three sections, each of which is veneered in figured
wood and with light wood stringing.
Inlaid Federal mahogany card table featuring shaped top, ovolo corners and inlaid edge on conforming frame raised on square tapering legs; the skirt with central panel and cuffed legs feature inlaid stringing.
(Very good original condition, possibly original surface; H: 31", top open: 35.75 by 35.5", top closed: 35.75 by 17.75")
708-2 - SOLD
Card-table, Classical, John and Thomas Seymour, Boston
Trestle Base, Reeded Supports & Saber Legs, Brass paw Feet Date/Period: 1815-1820 - SOLD
Additional Information: A Classical carved mahogany and mahogany veneer card
Table attributed to the Seymour shop. Fold over top featuring an elliptic front with
square ends…the edges reeded and projecting of the skirt having fine applied molding.
The top is raised on turned, reeded tapering columns continuing to a plinth and molded
sabre legs joined by a turned and carved stretcher and ending in hairy paw brass feet
on casters. The top pivots exposing a storage area within the case. Displayed are
stylistic attributes and construction/joinery elements assigned to the Seymour shop
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”)
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".
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")
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.)
(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.
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")
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")
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".
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")
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
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