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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 706

Fine New York Classical Stenciled Painted Pier Table

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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circa 1820s, fine state of preservation with original variegated grey to black marble top, finely gilt and stenciled frame with black ground, leaf, lyre, anthemion, and eagle's head motifs, probably original distressed mirror plate, lion's paw feet with boldly carved leaf and fruit returns, early gilt, black, and verdigris paint, 37 x 40-1/4 x 20 in.


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

Provenance: Clark Pearce; Property from an Important Boston Collection


Microscopic analysis and conservation of all the surviving gilt and verdigris decoration was performed by Robert Mussey and Associates, Boston. Original top with scratches and minor stains, frame with old surface with scattered losses and distress, toes of one front foot likely an old restoration, some veneer losses at bases of column supports, restored strip/molding in lower shelf with some associated losses (probably repairing a shrinkage separation)

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