probably New York, circa 1830s, old largely untouched surface, figured mahogany top with stenciled banding, opening and rotating over a single drawer and a false drawer, drawers dovetailed with mahogany and poplar secondary, interior compartment with fine early wallpaper lining, stencil decorated and carved pedestal base with scrolled feet and scrolled legs and lion's paw feet, 31-1/4 x 25 x 16 in.
Note: Background on Important Private Collection from Boston:
I have been working with this collector for over 25 years, both in the initial acquisition of the objects and overseeing their conservation as needed. With a keen eye for quality and design, and a deep passion for all things classical, he has quietly amassed a top-notch collection of American furniture and decorative arts. The collection encompasses outstanding examples from the leading cabinetmakers of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, representing excellence in form and proportions, condition, wood quality, and carving. It also includes rare objects that are among the best of their kind. Now, with the downsizing of one of his properties, the offerings in this catalog are coming to market to find new owners who share a love for this remarkable period in American furniture history.
Clark Pearce, Advisor and Consultant to Collectors and Institutions
old probably original surface with extensive wear and losses especially to top, feet in good condition (one toe lamination off but present), polish residue at brasses, brass is probably replaced (no plugged holes), later gold paint at front edges of top
Sotheby's, New York (sticker verso indicating lot 706); Property from an Important Boston Collection