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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 790

Fine Classical Carved Mahogany Marble Top Table, Karolik Provenance

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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attributed to Boston, circa 1825, possibly shop of Isaac Vose or Thomas Seymour, with finely grained "Egyptian" variegated black marble top, molded and figured skirt, set on three deeply carved legs with lion's paw feet, bookmatched figured mahogany pedestal base, poplar and other mixed secondary woods, 33-1/2 x 37-1/2 x 37-1/2 in.


The apron of this table is nearly identical to the apron of the tilt-tip pedestal table attributed to Vose illustrated Mussey Jr. and Pearce, Rather Elegant than Showy: The Classical Furniture of Isaac Vose, fig. 125.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Collection of Maxim Karolik, sale of the furnishings of his Bellview Avenue, Newport mansion, June 17 and 18, 1964. Accompanied by copy of photo from the catalog showing the drawing room, the center table can be seen as the centerpiece of the entrance hall (look through the doorway into the hall). It was painted white at the time.


period marble top probably original, typical minor veneer cracks, distress, and repairs, resurfaced (formerly painted white)

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