18th Century American Dropleaf Table With Written Provenance
This beautiful and practical table comes with something special -- a written history. The table has descended in one family for ...
more This beautiful and practical table comes with something special -- a written history. The table has descended in one family for all of its 250+ years. It predates the American Revolution and is still completely usable today.
Crafted from mahogany in the Chippendale style, the table opens with the use of gatelegs to 46 " square for seating and closes to a narrow 18"W when not in use. The height is 27.5." The legs are particularly elegant, ending in ball and claw feet.
The note attached to the underside, typed out in 1981 by the then-owner, says:
"This Queen Ann (Chippendale) table was made in Massachusetts probably between 1750 and 1770. " It goes on to describe the descent of the table in the family and points out the damage caused when the author's grandmother ironed on it(!). It also states that there was restoration to the table in 1913, and speculates that it was made in or near the town of Gloucester.
The table has recently been very lightly restored again, to mitigate the damage from Granny's iron and to address a bit of other damage, without removing the character (which includes imperfections as shown in the photos) that has accrued to this wonderful table during its long life.
A perfect acquisition for an apartment or house that needs extra table space from time to time. When the leaves are down, the table makes an excellent console. less
- 46ʺW × 46ʺD × 27.5ʺH
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