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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 805

Fine Rare Virginia Southern Mahogany Pembroke Table

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Probably shop of James Woodward, Norfolk, Virginia, or possibly shop of William Little, working Anson County North Carolina and Charleston South Carolina, circa 1800, figured oval top with drop leaves with banded and lightwood inlaid edges centering lightwood fan inlay, skirt fitted with single dovetailed drawer, legs with distinctive lightwood and quatrefoil patera panels above line and bellflower chain inlaid tapered legs, yellow and white pine secondary with beech gates, 28-3/4 x 20-1/4 x 33 in.

Note: The striking, refined elegance of this table is underscored by the simplicity of the drawer facing, which was never fitted with a brass pull.

Provenance: Purchased in Summer of 1955 in Litchfield, Connecticut at auction, at the home of the late widow of the town's founder; Private Collection


some minor patches at rule joints, later color retouch at edges of fan inlay, other scattered areas of color retouch including at one oval patera, lacking cuff inlays, other scattered typical minor veneer repairs and one small lightwood banding loss at top, one minor corner loss and repair at drawer bottom