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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY TURNED AND JOINED OAK AND PINE CHAMBER TABLE, PLYMOUTH COLONY, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1680
appears to retain a dark early surface; top and shelf replaced.
Height 22 1/2 in. by Width 28 7/8 in. by Depth 16 3/4 in.; 57.2 by 73.4 by 42.5 cm.
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Provenance

Robert P. Butler, Hartford, Connecticut;
Lillian Blankley Cogan Antiquary, Farmington, Connecticut;
Skinner Inc., Northford, Connecticut, Fine American Furniture and Decorations: The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. James Beavis, June 12, 1982, lot 244 (on site sale);
Lillian Blankley Cogan Antiquary, Farmington, Connecticut, June 1986;
Vogel Collection no. 459.

Catalogue Note

This exceedingly rare table has leg turnings that relate to a number of surviving stools and tables that have family histories in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. As discussed in lot ___,  Robert Blair St. George was the first to attribute this body of work to the Scituate, Duxbury, Marshfield, Hingham region. These small tables with drawers are likely what were called “chamber tables” in probate inventories and were located in bedrooms and used for dressing and grooming. Only one other related example is known, it is a stand for a large box and is illustrated in Richard H. Randall's American Furniture (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1965), no. 5. For additional information for tables with related turnings 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).

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York