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Pair of Classical Rosewood Veneer and Freehand Gilded Mirrored Pier Tables

Auction:
2482
Lot:
348
Sold for:
$54,510$46,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Classical Rosewood Veneer and Freehand Gilded Mirrored Pier Tables, New York, c. 1820-30, the black Egyptian marble tops on conforming frames with freehand gilt and black-lined classical motifs centering lion's heads within a wreath flanked by foliate devices, above ormolu-mounted columnar supports, joined by concave lower shelves, all on acanthus-carved wood and gesso feet with simulated vert antique surface, the tables branded on the undersides of shelves "No. 1" and "2," (fine original condition with very minor imperfections), ht. 37, wd. 41 3/4, dp. 16 3/4 in.

Note: These tables bear close stylistic similarities to pier tables and center tables known to be made by Deming and Bulkley in New York City.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

minor veneer chip to concave frame below shelf; minor cracking to veneer.

Keywords

No. 1, Pier Tables, New York City, Acanthus, Furniture, Ormolu, Table

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