Queen Anne Inlaid Tiger Maple Dressing Table, Massachusetts, c. 1730-50, with molded top centering an inlaid mariner's compass, above a case of three drawers framed by double arch-moldings and a valanced skirt with turned drop pendants, on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, old refinish, old replaced Federal period brasses reading "Nothing without Labor," (imperfections), ht. 29 1/4, case wd. 29, dp. 18 in.
Provenance: A handwritten letter addressed to Miss. Hazel Hoyt (Haines) Newton, dated February 2, 1908, presents this "Curly-Maple" table to her, on the occasion of her 17th birthday. In the note it is related that the table was presented to the family by Hazel's great-grandmother Mrs. Mary (Morse) Haines c. the 1850s. The letter also states "it is said that [the table] was brought from Scotland over two hundred years ago."
Glue blocks off but present, drop finials off but present. Age cracks to top, screws holding top exposed. The right front ?leg has been repaired at the hip/where it meets the apron and the pad foot has been spliced.
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