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Premier Auction | May 19, 2023

Fri, May 19, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 669

Rare Charleston Federal Inlaid Mahogany Card Table from the Wedge Plantation

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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

South Carolina, 1790-1800, MESDA documented (S-9092), top with ovalo corners and inlaid edges, double swing legs, conforming skirt with highly figured veneers and line inlay centering a square inlaid skirt tablet, line and bellflower inlaid tapered legs, white pine secondary with ash gates, 29-1/8 x 29-7/8 x 17-1/4 in.

Note: Illustrated Rauschenberg and Bivins, The Furniture of Charleston, pg. 677-678, NT-42.

This table retains its MESDA label, however, it appears the label was switched with another table in the family's possession. The correct MESDA number is 9092, but the table is marked 9093, which refers to another table from the same family offered in this sale.


very good structural condition, top with sun fading and color variation, scattered losses to inlay at edges of top, banding loss at lower section of central skirt panel, scattered stains and minor surface distress

MESDA files indicate "acquired by owner with a history of descent in the Lucas family of the Wedge Plantation"; Private Collection