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A Classical Marble Top Mahogany Pier Table, probably Philadelphia, c.1830-40


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This pier table is composed of richly figured mahogany and has a very sculptural profile which greatly reduces the weightiness of the table. Indeed, the two supports are beautifully scrolled cyma curves which terminate in a series of small, highly curved scrolls all of which is reminiscent of the Philadelphia Quervelle school. Also note that the sides of the pier table have raised ovals, which, again, add to its visual interest and reduction of the mass of the lower portion of the marble supports.

The back of the pier table has a mirror and all is supported on small bun feet which are further developed with a diminishing turning. Note, the apron upon which the marble sits is quite narrow and nicely crossbanded at the base. This pier table retains its original marble, which is an important element in the value of this piece. It was obviously a well cared for pier table.

Height: 38 in. Width: 40 in. Depth:22 in. Marble Top: 40 in. x 20 in.
$8,500