Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol I, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007), pp. 293, note 3.
This table's turnings relate directly to those on the Robert Treat cupboard in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a square table in the collection of East Hampton Historical Society (see Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol I, (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007), pp. 290-3, no. 116 and Dean F. Failey, Long Island is My Nation: The Decorative Arts & Craftsmen, 1640-1830, (Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 1998), p. 9-11, no. 11A).
Wear commensurate with age and use. Top replaced, showing wear commensurate with age and use. Old age cracks to the legs. One leg cracked and reglued and the junction with the apron. One of the returns at the corner of the apron is cracked, but still attached. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.