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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY BALL-TURNED AND JOINED MAPLE TWO-DRAWER GATELEG TABLE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1700
with two drawers and in this rare case, all eight drop feet are original;top replaced.
Height 28 in. by Width 18 1/2 in. by Depth 48 in. (closed); 71.1 by 46.9 by 121.9 cm.
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Provenance

Frank J. Kravic, Glastonbury, Connecticut, April 1992;
Vogel Collection no. 564.

Literature

Robert F. Trent and Mark J. Anderson, “The Boston Cromwellian Chair and its Competitors, 1660-1705,” American Furniture 2018, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2018), p. 116-7, fig. 15.

Catalogue Note

This extraordinary table is one of only four surviving ball-turned gateleg tables.  One is in the collection of the Richard Sparrow House, Plymouth, Massachusetts, one was offered by Peter Eaton, Wiscasset, Maine, and the last was in the collection of Henry S. and Lorene Purcell Cone, Springfield, Pennsylvania (see Robert Blair St. George, The Wrought Covenant: Source Material for the Study of Craftsmen and Community in Southeastern New England, 1620-1700, (Brockton, MA: Brockton Art Center-Fuller Memorial, 1979), no. 52,  p. 52, www.petereaton.com/images/13431.jpg and Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Annual Summer Americana Auction, Augusts 1-3, 2008, lot 1429). Given the early use of repetitive ball-turnings these gatelegs are likely some of the earliest gateleg tables made in America.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York