This table is composed of solid beautifully figured mahogany throughout. The top is of a solid, dense Cuban mahogany. The feet are reeded and terminate in ball turnings at their end. Interestingly, this table bears a family history, (see below) and was a museum deaccession, acknowledging that this is a fine historical document of small scale and in excellent condition.
A label inside the drawer reads:
[This table] was given to me by my mo[ther], Charlotte … … …
[who was] born in Providence, Rhode [Island] … South Main St.
[and m]arried James Martinier Sou[thwick o]f Newburyport
… has 2 children and 3 gran[dchild]ren. Mother gave
me this table + a gold mirror which belonged to her sist[er,]
Mary Burr. She had them from the Burr family [as]
[she] married Charles Waterbury Clark of New York …
was born at University place. He passed o.. … … …
I am writing this where I now reside, so as [to]
place the table for some future owner … … … …
It has given much pleasure to several
Elsie Southwick …
145 East 52" Ne[w York] … 2, NY
This table is in perfect condition with no breaks or alterations and has a deep, polished, historic surface.
Height: 28 1/2 in. Width: 22 1/2 in - 43 1/2 in. Depth: 35 1/4 in.