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Mahogany Neoclassical Center Table, New York, c.1820-30


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This grand center table has an elaborate 16-sectioned mahogany top which is further enhanced with a cross-banded edge (see detail). This elaborate top is stylistically reinforced with a complementary apron, again, of matched crotch grained mahogany. The top on this profound table is balanced with a vigorously carved base composed of a pineapple supported column above four hairy paw feet with acanthus carving.

A related labeled table of Thomas Astens, 20 Beaver St., New York City, (Phyfe’s neighborhood) is illustrated in 19th Century America: Furniture and other Decorative Arts - The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The base appears identical with the exception of ours being of larger scale with segmented top as opposed to marble. The latter table is illustrated once again in Antiques Magazine, March 1935.

Height: 29 3/4 in.  Diameter: 48 in.
$22,000