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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT DELAWARE COLLECTION

Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany Alabaster Top Pier Table, Massachusetts, circa 1800
Estimate
40,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT DELAWARE COLLECTION

Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany Alabaster Top Pier Table, Massachusetts, circa 1800
Estimate
40,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany Alabaster Top Pier Table, Massachusetts, circa 1800
Retains a dark, rich, historic surface and appears to retain its original alabaster top
Height 31 3/4 in. by Width 45 3/4 in. by Depth 23 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Joe Kindig, Jr., York, Pennsylvania;
Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland, Mount Cuba, Delaware, April 11, 1946;
Sotheby's New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copland, January 19, 2002, lot 111.

Catalogue Note

Surviving with its original translucent alabaster top, this mixing table is an exceedingly rare New England example of the form. Its restrained geometric and pendant bellflower inlay are indicative of Boston area craftsmanship, as is the use of white pine for the support of the mahogany veneer along the long rails. Due to the expense of production and likelihood of damage over the years, few such tables from this time period are known. For two tables of related form, but with marble tops and plainer ornament, see Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period (New York, 1966), pp. 362-363, nos. 341-342.

Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets

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