HISTORICALLY VERY IMPORTANT 1860's Rococo Rosewood Victorian Center Table ~ Made by Mitchell & Rammelsberg for W. P. Huffman ~ Large Carved Basket of Fruit and Flowers ~ Magnificent Piece of Fine Antique Furniture
LAYAWAY IS AVAILABLE ON THIS OUTSTANDING TABLE~ We will offer up to a 12-month layaway with a 15% down payment ~ please feel free to contact us for arrangements. PLEASE IGNORE THE FLASH SPOTS IN THE PICTURES - THIS IS NOT DAMAGE.
This is an 1850's American Rococo Rosewood Victorian center table with a turtle shaped white marble top. The ORIGINAL PAPER LABEL showing the maker and the first owner's name is attached to the table (see picture). It has a undulating laminated carved skirt that features an amazing fruit and flowers on the HUGE 12" Finial on the bottom stretcher Four very graciously "C scrolled", curved and carved Legs connect to stretchers support a gorgeous central outstanding 12" finial which supports the amazing fruit and flowers basket. It sits on the original brass castors. The center table is the focal point of the Victorian living room. This table is one of the best!! It is in the remarkable original condition that the sophisticated collectors covet! Circa: 1850 Dimensions (widest points noted): 29"H x 42"W x 27 1/4"D Finish: Excellent professional refinish. The vibrant stunning grain of the rosewood is on full display.
About the first owner: " Born: 1813
Parents: William Huffman, II and Lydia Knott-Huffman
Married: Anna M.Tate on October 18th, 1837
Passed: July 2nd,1888
Buried: Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. Section: 103 Lot: 1950 William P. Huffman Section.
W. P. Huffman and his partner H. S. Williams built the Dayton Street Railway, Dayton, Ohio, in 1869. In 1881, W. P. Huffman donated the three acres of ground on Findlay Street for a new Widow’s Home. No one under 65 years of age was accepted."
About the Maker: "Mitchell & Rammelsberg was a Cincinnati-based firm best known for manufacturing a variety of different high-class, Victorian-style furniture items such as bedroom suites, bed frames, dining suites, dressers, sideboards, desks, sofas, tables and much more. The items are typically made of fine mahogany, rosewood or walnut, and feature "elaborate decorative elements" as well as three-dimensional carved fruits and animals. The firm was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio by Robert Mitchell (an Irish cabinet maker) and Frederick Rammelsberg (a German immigrant). The firm was one of the first in Cincinnati to use steam-powered machinery, and by 1870 the company was using 30 steam-powered woodworking machines whilst employing 250 workers to help manufacture their furniture. The firm changed their name to The Robert Mitchell Furniture Company in 1881."
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