There are drop leaf tables and there are drop leaf tables of the same
form, but the quality will vary from shop to shop. While most are
"good", this is exceptional, and reminiscent of work being done in New
York during the late Phyfe period and the work done in New York by the
Vose makers, etc.
Note the mahogany on the top and the leaves.
It is a beautiful ribbon grain whose reds glow through an old surface
that has been waxed and/or french polished through the years. The
edges have been crossbanded for more visual effect that border. Note
the quality of the lyre and the carved leafage at the base of each
lyre. The Lyre itself sits on a double pedestal that is concaved on all
sides reducing what could be a heavy table and supporting all on four
individually carved paw feet. These feet are quite distinctive and the
reason for Barry attribution. We have, in our collection, a card table
that it came together with, with the same leg development and similar
The fine glass knob appears original to the piece.
Height: 28 in. Width: 42 in. Length: 24 in. - 53 in.