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A Classical Mahogany Card Table with Gilt Stenciling, Providence, RI, c.1820-25, labeled Samuel & Joseph Rawson

Height: 37 in.  Width: 31¼ in.

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A Mahogany Chippendale Card Table, with Original Hidden Drawer, Newport, Rhode Island, c.1780

One almost never finds a card table with its original hidden drawer, as card tables with drawers are very rare to begin with.  This table, with its original drawer, is quite special, in terms of rarity and quality.  It’s all in the wood and craftsmanship; pure Newport.  Note the magnificent slabs of mahogany on the top boards.  They’re very heavy, and often referred to as ironwood.  Look at the edge molding in the detailed images.   Note how beautifully they are executed.   This is...

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A Rare Hepplewhite Mahogany Console / Mixing Table with Original Marble Top and Slides, By John & Thomas Seymour, Boston, c.1800

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An Important Classical Gilt and Paint Decorated Games Table, Attributed to John and Hugh Finlay, Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1815

The following is the text of an extensive report on this piece done by Philip Zimmerman, Ph.D. The full report, including footnotes and images, is available upon request. ...

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A Rare Chippendale Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table of Narrow Depth with Claw-and-Ball Feet, probably Salem, c.1780

This drop leaf table, which is 34 ½ wide, is only 10 deep when the leaves are closed, making it a very serviceable  table that would take little space.  This form also called a Sunderland table, is related in style to a mid 19th century table produced in this form by Meeks ( see sw00309 ) The legs are very delicate, and the claw and ball feet are of robust good size…these are usually simplistic pad feet.  The wood on the top is an old surface and is beautifully figured.   The legs are...

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A Classical Carved Giltwood and Mahogany Pier Table with Later Marble, Attributed to Charles Honoré Lannuier or Circle, New York, c.1819

Illustrated:  A closely-related card table by Lannuier is illustrated in Kenny, Peter. Honoré Lannuier, Cabinet Maker from Paris , fig. 51. Height: 27 3/4 in.  Width: 36 in.

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A Figural Marble-Top Console Table, Attributed to Charles Honoré Lannuier or Circle, New York, c. 1815

This rectangular console table is of very small proportions with a conforming frieze decoration with applied mount in the form of a face flanked by acanthus leaves, and lyres at each end.  The marble top is supported by a pair of brass caryatid figures mounted on top of square tapered columns inlaid with circular brass inlays, all of which terminate in brass mounts in the form of human feet.  The back of the console has its original mirror flanked by pilasters, and rests on a medial platform...

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A Mahogany and Birds Eye Maple Side or Pier Table with carved Lyre Base, ca. 1812-1817, Boston, Thomas Seymour

Furniture Examination and Attribution Report Robert Mussey Associates, Inc. Museum-quality furniture, finish, and upholstery conservation 1415 Hyde Park Avenue, Suite 302 / Boston, Massachusetts 02136 617.364.4054 / Fax 617.361.4105 Object: Lyre-base side or pier table, ca. 1812-1817, Boston Attribution: Thomas Seymour; carving by Thomas Wightman Owner: Stanley Weiss Dimensions: 28 3/4" H x 38 1/2"W x 18 7/8" D Materials: Mahogany, with birds eye maple and curly mahogany veneer, primary;...

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A Mahogany Neoclassical Lyre Base Console Table, Philadelphia, circa 1810

This mahogany console table is a very rare form and possibly unique. The design develops a bowed front which is blocked and raised on a plafformed top with outset ring-turned corners. The top is supported by two brass-stringed lyres set on a platform which is decorated by a gilded figural tablet. The base is supported on four downswept saber legs ending in brass paw feet with castors. This table is made of the finest mahogany veneers. It is embellished with brass line inlays throughout; the...

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A Mahogany Classical Pier/Card Table with Segmented Top, attributed to Haines/Connelly Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1815

Height: 30 1/2”  Width: 35 1/2”

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A Carved and Figured Mahogany Classical Breakfast Table with Brass Inlay, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe or Circle, New York, c.1815-20

Height: 27 3/4 in. Width: 22 3/4 in. - 46 3/4 in. Depth: 35 3/4in.

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An Important Pair of Carved Mahogany Federal Pier Tables with Original Marble, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1815

Provenance: Harry Arons Ansonia, Connecticut; Joseph Kindig H: 30 1/ 2in. W: 38 1/2 in.

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A Federal Carved Mahogany Card Table, Samuel McIntire School, Salem, 1815-25

This table has a serpentine front and sides with ovolo corners.  The top conforms with the sides and is reeded over double-matched crotch mahogany veneered front panels, on which an intricately carved basket with fruit is applied.  The sides are complemented by acanthus-carved and punchwork-decorated front colonettes.  The top is supported on acanthus-carved reeded tapering legs which end in turned tapered feet.  Pine is the secondary wood. This table is very strong in its presentation and...

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A Rare Classical / Federal Tiger Maple Drop Leaf Table, New England, c.1810

This form is almost always found in mahogany and is considered formal in nature, with its cut corner leaves and saber feet.   We have never seen one in the dramatic tiger maple wood as in this example. The condition is immaculate, with no repairs and an old surface.  The construction is first class with double leaf supports.  Height: 28 ½ in. Length: 36 ¾ in.

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A Classical Brass Inlaid and Gild-decorated Gaming Table, By Thomas Seymour or Circle, Boston, Massachusetts, c.1810-1820

Note the distinctive rounded casters on this table match casters on other examples of Seymour work.  See a Pair of Lyre Card Tables and a Trestle-Based Card Table in our collection. Provenance: Francis Bealy Other Notes : This was the first piece of antique furniture aquired by the consignors Property of a New York Family (Keno Auctions - Jan 2012) The owners of this fine collection were intent upon furnishing their gracious home with the best of 18th and 19th century American fine art,...

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A Fine Classical Carved Mahogany Triple Elliptic Drop-Leaf Table, by Duncan Phyfe or Circle, New York City, c.1810

This example is similar the astragal-ended worktable (sw01169, shown here ). It has full acanthus carved legs supporting a large reeded urn. The choice of dense mahogany and quality of craftsmanship is the finest of the period. Many makers in New York copied this form, and the quality of this one speaks for itself. Height: 28 in. Width: 48 in.

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A Mahogany Hepplehiwte Pembroke Table with Urn and Bellflower Inlays, Rhode Island, c.1800, attributed to Holmes Weaver

Attributed to Holmes Weaver, of Newport, RI.   See scanned images below for related tables by Holmes Weaver, illustrated by Chipstone, and the Munson Williams Proctor Institute. Illustrated: Related inlay work attributed to the Goddards is shown in Hewitt, Benjamin: The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America , cat.no.29. Height: 28 in. Length: 31 3/4 in. Width: 16 3/4 in. - 32 1/2 in.

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A Hepplewhite Mahogany Inlaid Pembroke Table with Bookend and Bell Flower Inlays, Newport, c.1790

Height: 27 1/2 in.  Width: 31 1/2 in.

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A Chippendale Mahogany Drop Leaf Dining Room Table, probably New York, c. 1780

Height: 28 ½ in.  Width: 62 in.

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A Rare Cherry Pembroke Table with Stylized Claw-and-Ball Feet, Connecticut, c.1790

Height: 26 in. Depth: 26”

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A Fine and Rare Classical Carved Parcel-Gilt, Stenciled Mahogany Marble-Top Pier Table, Attributed to J. & J. W. Meeks or Robert Fisher, New York, c.1825

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A Rare Classical Brass Inlaid Mahogany Card Table with Carved Open Lyre and Swan Heads, School of Duncan Phyfe, New York City, c.1820

This fine table relates to a grouping of grand classical furniture made in New York.  For related examples, see (1) Tracy, Berry: The Decorative Arts: Furniture , pp. 37 and 42. and (2) Christie’s, Inc., Americana, June, 1997, lot 426. I have communicated about this piece with Peter Kenny, of the Metropolitan museum, (Curator of American 19th century furniture) and construction details point to the Phyfe workshop. Generally, later examples are of rosewood, however, this table uses...

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A Classical Carved Mahogany Lyre Card Table, with Brass Inlay and Carved Paw Feet, New York City or Possibly Philadelphia, c.1810

This is a rare lyre card table; we have seen no others of this type. The carving on the Lyre is absolutely spectacular, and the shaping of the saber legs with brass inlaid shoulders is unusual. The carved paw feet are also a special feature. The figured mahogany is exceptional, and its condition is immaculate. Provenance: Jonathan Trace Height: 29 1/2” Width: 36”

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A Tiger Maple Classical / Federal Lyre Card Table with Gilt Mounts and Blocked Apron, Attributed to Micheal Bouvier or Contemporary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1815-1820

This table retains its original brasses and most of the ivory turnings. It is considered the best of the Philadelphia lyre forms, as the bird's eye maple and tiger maple along the edges are extremely desirable. What makes this form very special is the blocked apron. Note the other examples. We also have, in our collection, the same form in plum pudding mahogany, also a highly desirable wood which is rarely used in Classical furniture. ( See this item. ) This table is essentially identical to a...

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A Plum Pudding Mahogany Classical / Federal Lyre Card Table with Gilt Mounts and Blocked Apron, Philadelphia, 1815-1820

This is a rare form, and is usually of figured maple. This table, however, uses plum pudding mahogany, a very rare and desirable mahogany variant. It is quite dense and sought after. This table is also special in that it has a blocked apron front. Generally these run straight across. The condition is immaculate. Many have broken legs, etc. This one is pristine.   This table is one of a grouping of tables extensively studied by Henry Hawley, Chief Curator of Later Western Art, The Bulletin...

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An Important Pair of Mahogany and Figured Maple Lyre Base Federal Period Card Tables, Thomas Seymour, c. 1812 - 1815

These are exceptional card tables with exceptionally large lyres that relate to the famous card tables made by Seymour for the Cleopatra's Barge in Boston, which are now at the Essex Peabody Museum and shown in Robert Mussey's seminal book on Seymour Furniture. Our tables follow the same format as the ones at the Essex, which, designwise, are later, in a more Empire style, as compared to ours, which have a lighter aspect with Hepplewhite style contrasting woods. Interestingly, the casters are...

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sw00840: A Classical Lyre Card Table with Gilt Mounts and Ebony Inlay, By John & Thomas Seymour, Boston, c.1810

These tables are sometimes attributed to the Seymour shop, Boston, see the first example below, regarding attribution. This table is in superb condition, and was owned at one time by Albert Sack, the Levy's of New York, and interestingly enough, the singer, Barbara Streisand. H: 29 in.  W: 35 in.

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A Pair of Classical Carved Mahogany Lyre Card Tables, Salem, c.1815

This is a pair of well-developed mahogany card tables exhibiting prolific carving throughout. Note the acanthus carved saber legs. They are robustly carved with the trademark Salem punchwork throughout. The lyre is also embellished with leaf carving, as is the plinth upon which it rests. The mahogany on this table is beautifully figured, and has a warm orange-brown glow. Alone, any of these tables would be one of the more exuberant examples of the lyre form, and could make an important...

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A Federal/Classical Parcel-Gilt and Brass Inlaid Mahogany Crossed Lyres Card Table, attributed to Charles-Honoré Lannuier, New York, c.1815-30

A related example is in the Brooklyn Museum; interestingly, the Met does not have one. Peter Kenny has seen this table and likes it. Ours never had a mount at the base, and the one at the Brooklyn museum may be questionable. (See Peter Kenny, Honoré -Lannuier, Cabinetmaker from Paris ). This table is in extremely fine condition throughout, and the casters are unusual and exceptional. A drop leaf table with Lyre base (Also in our collection) has very similar unusual casters.  Height: 30...

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An Early Chippendale Mahogany Bonnet-Top Highboy, with Original Finial, By the Townsend/Goddard School of Cabinetmakers, Newport, Rhode Island, c.1765

Provenance: Descended through the John Olney family Referenced: Yale University Rhode Island Furniture Archive #RIF197 John Olney is a descendant of not only the Olney family in Providence, but also the Powel family in Philadelphia.  Powel’s brother was mayor of Philadelphia, 1763. Leslie Keno tracked this piece out in California in his series “Find!” Of distinction is the very beautiful figured Cuban mahogany and small yet firm stance. The double cupcake finial is original and the...

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A Classical Mahogany Three-Drawer Worktable with Gilt Stenciling, Attributed to Haines and Holmes, New York, c.1830

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A Rare Highly Developed Classical Japanned Decorated Work Table, New York, c.1830

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A Mahogany Queen Anne Tray Table, w/ Molded Top and Scalloped Skirt, MA, c.1760

Height 27 in. Length: 31 1/4 in. Depth: 19 1/2 in.

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A Strongly Figured Mahogany Chippendale Tilt-top Table with Dishtop and Birdcage, New York, c.1780

This piece is composed of heavy, dense Cuban mahogany with a strong, striking figure.  Related: A related and very rare New York marble-topped diminutive stand can be found in our collection, (see page 83) and is also illustrated in Roque, Rodriguez. American Furniture at Chipstone , cat. no. 166, p. 533. Height: 28 in.  Diameter: 33 1/2 in.

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A Carved Mahogany Worktable with Original Surface, Salem, McIntire School, c.1810-1820

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A Fine Classical Bird’s-Eye Maple Classical Sewing Table with Carved Lyre and Paw Feet, Original Ivory Embellishments and Glass Knobs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1815

Provenance: Mary Scudder Jamieson, Trent Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, etc. Height: 29 in. Width: 18 3/4 in.

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A Magnificent Classical Brass and Carved Mahogany Pole Screen with Hudson River View, probably Boston, Vose or Contemporary of Equal Rank, c.1825

This is the finest Classical screen we have encountered.  The carving is simply the best.  Note how the leaves are sculpted and undercut, all of which is refined to a marble-like surface on the choicest of Cuban mahogany.   The brass pole is finely cast to a degree not ordinarily found.    It bears its original oil painting, which we believe is a Hudson Valley scene which is mounted on American pine. In the world of classical furniture, this is a masterpiece. Height: 59 1/2 in. ...

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A Classical Bird’s-Eye Maple Two-Drawer Workstand with Turned Column and Saber Legs with First Surface and Brasses, Possibly by Micheal Bouvier, Philadelphia, c.1815

Provenance: The Lennig Family, Philadelphia.  Thence by descent in the family Height: 30 1/4 in. Width: 21 in.

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A Classical Work Table with Lyre form Supports Composed of Mahogany, Rosewood, Satinwood, and Bird's-Eye Maple, Attributed to Micheal Bouvier, Philadelphia, c.1815

Height: 29 1/2 in.  Width: 20 1/2 in.

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A Classical Lyre Mahogany Worktable, Salem, c. 1810

Height: 29 1/2 in. Width: 18 in.

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A Classical Mahogany Worktable, Attributed to Rufus Pierce, Boston, c.1810-20

Illustrated: Christie’s NY, Jan.23, 1993. lot 458 Height: 28 in. W: 18 in.

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A Pietra Dura Tabletop with Game Board and 12 Inset Micromosiac Ovals, Continental, Last Quarter, 19th Century

Height: 30 in. Diam. 18 in.

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A Fine Classical Mahogany Tambour Worktable with Fully Carved Acanthus Legs and Astragal Ends, NY, Phyfe School, c.1800-1810

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A Fine Classical / Federal Sewing Table with Astragal Ends and Reeded Legs, New York City, c.18101

Height: 29 in.  Width: 23 1/2 in.

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A Sheraton Mahogany Cellaret Fitted with Antique Bottles, Attributed to Joseph Rawson and Son, Providence, RI, c. 1800-15

The case is octagonal with turret columns and chamfered corners. The case is formed of a faux tambour on all sides with reeding continuing on the turret columns. A veneered band above the reeding is finished with a beaded strip. A related table is illustrated in A Directory of Antique Furniture by Lewis Hinckley, page 313, illustration 998. Height: 30 in. Width: 25 3/4 in.

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A Fine Federal Hepplewhite Tiger Maple Work Stand with Ivory Escutcheons and Original Brasses, New England, c.1800-10

Height: 29 in. Width: 19 in.

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A Fine and Rare Classical Mahogany Ormolu Mounted Music Cabinet, Probably, Boston, Massachusetts, c.1820

Height: 27 1/2" Width: 21 3/4"

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An Assembled Pair of Mahogany and Brass Inlay Classical Worktable with Lyre Base

Provenance (Table A): Carswell Rush Berlin; Mrs. J. Amory Haskell (1864-1942) of Red Bank, New Jersey; Christie’s New York, Jan. 2007, lot 685 Provenance (Table B): William Brantly Van Ingen (1858-1955); Freeman’s Auction House, April 19, 2009, lot 309 Illustrated: Very closely related to a worktable attributed to Honoré Lannuier and illustrated in Kenny, Peter, Honor é Lannuier: Cabinetmaker from Paris (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998), p.157 Carswell Rush Berlin...

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A Classical Mahogany, Bird’s Eye Maple, and Ivory Lyre Work Table, probably Boston, Massachusetts, c.1815

Height: 28 in. Width: 24 in.

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A Fine and Rare Classical Tambour Work Table Desk, Boston, Massachusetts, c.1815

Provenance: Israel Sack Sale History: Christie’s, New York: Jan. 15, 2004, lot 457 Height: 37 1/2 in. Width: 24 in.

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