American Federal Tilting Top Candle Stand or Side Table, probably New York, c. 1800-15
Item # 100007YRO11
The blonde mahogany wood used to craft this piece is of the best quality, inordinately heavy and dense with a simply glowing well patinated refinished surface throughout. The top is a single solid board, rectangular in form with rounded corners, lifting over original cleats secured with hand filed screws flanking a square pedestal head. This retains the original brass catch, the underside of the table top with a replaced brass clasp of very close size to the original hardware, together forming an incredibly strong lock for a firm table surface.
The pedestal is flawlessly turned, the bold vase baluster embellished with many crisp ring turnings - the quality of the turnings are of utmost quality and precision. The spider legs dovetail into the underside of the pedestal, these locked in place with a tri-form iron bracket secured with screws to the legs and base.
Preserved carefully and simply stunning visually, this is a wonderful selection for the collector and decorator alike. Most attractive is the blond nature of the wood, not bleached or lacking color, but rather rich and full of golden glow throughout the entire piece. This is a table you will cherish and use actively in your home for a lifetime.
Measurements: Table position - 28" high x 27 1/4" long x 19" deep; Tilted position - 39" high x 27 1/4" long x 18" deep
Condition Report: Refinished, the top with light scratches and numerous discolorations/scars. Later layers of wax preserving the finish beneath. One scratch to surface slightly more visible having not yet oxidized, as well as minor light scratches here and there. Some replaced screws in spider-bracket beneath the legs. One leg has a very slight warp to it, not particularly noticeable. Brass clasp under table replaced. Cleats and screws are fully original, these entirely undisturbed.
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Period American Furniture, French Furnishings, Fine Nineteenth Century Art and Sculpture
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