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November 19, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

Important Chippendale Carved Mahogany Marble-top Slab Table

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3855BLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: November 19, 2021 10:00AM


Important Chippendale Carved Mahogany Marble-top Slab Table, with carving attributed to Nicholas Bernard and Martin Jugiez, Philadelphia, c. 1765, the top with serpentine front edge and serpentine corners above a conformingly shaped skirt with applied carved gadrooning below, joining four punchwork-decorated and acanthus-carved cabriole legs with carved returns continuing to claw-and-ball feet, ht. 32 1/2, wd. 38 1/4, dp. 19 in.

Provenance: Charles Woolsey Lyons, Inc., New York City, July 1936. Sotheby's, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland, January 19, 2002, Sale 7757, Lot 112.

Literature: Helen Comstock, 100 Most Beautiful Rooms in America, New York, p. 68; "Living with Antiques: The Delaware Home of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot Copeland," The Magazine Antiques, October 1952, p. 292.

Note: An October 14, 1985, letter addressed to Mrs. Lammot Du Pont Copeland from Luke Beckerdite, then a research associate at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, attributes the present lot's carving to Bernard and Jugiez, about whom Beckerdite wrote in The Magazine Antiques, September 1985.
Estimate $100,000-150,000

gadrooning replaced in February 2002 - early nail holes indicated the presence of original applied decoration, probably gadrooning. The 2002 gadrooning was made by Alan Anderson, and was based on an example illustrated in Horner and on other Bernard and Jugiez pieces. Marble original with repair to right rear outer edge. Patches to upper front right leg, small patch to left rear leg. Cracks near pins in joint at rear of frame above rear legs. Professional conservation by Gregory Landrey in 1989.

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Charles Woolsey Lyons Inc., Nicholas Bernard, Helen Comstock, Martin Jugiez, Beckerdite, New York City, Philadelphia, Luke Beckerdite