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RARE AND FINE PAIR OF FEDERAL MAHOGANY AND SATIN BIRCH CARD TABLES.

Circa 1790, probably Maine. Each table with half serpentine ends and elliptic front, with double line of contrasting string inlay on both leaf edges above the conforming apron adorned with panels of birch plume veneers crossbanded in variegated mahogany. Each raised on delicately tapering square mahogany legs with string inlay and crossbanded cuffs. Mahogany primary wood; figured satin birch, maple and variegated mahogany inlays; pine secondary wood. NOTE: The tables constructed with unusually thick stock in the aprons for added stability, which suggests a rural artisan rather than a Salem or Portsmouth area cabinetmaker. We feel the origin to more likely be Saco or Portland, Maine. SIZE: 29-3/4″ h x 36″ w x 17-3/4″ d. PROVENANCE: Mabel Brady Garvin, descent through family heirs to private collection. CONDITION: Very good original condition with maintained old surface. 50839-23 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2360

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Fine Art, Asian & Antique Auction - August 2016