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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 702

New York Classical Mahogany Curule Base Table

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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possibly shop of Duncan Phyfe, circa 1820, writing or dressing table in highly figured mahogany throughout, four finely dovetailed drawers with poplar and mahogany secondary, central drawer with interior dividers, curule form base with reeded legs and turned stretcher, carved lions paw feet with casters, 34-1/2 x 36 x 21-1/2 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


good overall, minor shrinkage separation and warping to top with some infill and distress, fitted drawer probably lacking mirror or other additional fittings, patch and repair at joint of stretcher to one side of base with later metal brace at underside, applied rosettes replaced, casters reset or replaced, break and repair at back of one ankle, small repair at central escutcheon, brasses probably original (no plugged holes)

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