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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Federal Red-painted Tavern Table with Drawer

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM


Federal Red-painted Tavern Table with Drawer, New England, early 19th century, the overhanging top with breadboard ends above a base of four slightly splayed square tapering legs, (imperfections),ht. 29, wd. 43 1/2, dp. 29 3/4 in.

Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 78; Early American Furniture, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1974, fig. 230.

Note: Kirk admired this table, calling it in The Impecunious Collector (p. 88) an "absolutely top-flight object." It is, he says, "a straightforward useful object of great quality with terrific surface."
Estimate $700-900

top warped with cracks and stains, drawer sticks, minor paint wear to base.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


John T. Kirk, Tavern Table, New England, Impecunious Collector, The Impecunious Collector