1415
1415

PROPERTY FROM A MIDWEST INSTITUTION

VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY TURNED GUMWOOD, BIRCHWOOD AND CHERRYWOOD SIDE TABLE, NEW YORK OR HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1725
Estimate
30,00050,000
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1415

PROPERTY FROM A MIDWEST INSTITUTION

VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY TURNED GUMWOOD, BIRCHWOOD AND CHERRYWOOD SIDE TABLE, NEW YORK OR HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1725
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

VERY FINE AND RARE WILLIAM AND MARY TURNED GUMWOOD, BIRCHWOOD AND CHERRYWOOD SIDE TABLE, NEW YORK OR HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1725

Provenance

John Walton, Jewett City, Connecticut;
Virginia and Robert V. Krikorian, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Literature

American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts, 1660-1830 / The Milwaukee Art Museum and The Layton Art Collection, ed. Gerald W.R. Ward, (New York: Hudson Hills Press,1991), p. 86-7, no. 30.

Catalogue Note

As Robert Trent noted this table can be attributed to New York or the Hudson River Valley for two reasons. First, the top is made of sweet gum (Liquidambar styracijlua), a timber much used in these areas. Second is the presence of an inverted ogee-sided urn turning that is characteristic of New York furniture. This tables turnings relate to those on the Sir William Johnson gateleg table in the collection of Albany Institute of History and Art. The feet of both tables are also the same heavy suppressed balls with heavy necks.  Small tables with medial stretcher arrangements probably were meant to be used as dressing tables or writing tables.

Important Americana

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New York