Israel Sack inc., New York, March 1971; Vogel Collection no. 111.
American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, Vol 2., (Washington, DC: Highland House Publishers Inc., 1969), p. 550, no. 1287.
This diminutive oval table is one of the most elaborately turned examples known of the form. These diminutive tables served many function in early eighteenth century New England homes. The multiple ring turnings on the legs beneath the cross stretcher relates directly to those found on a number of late seventeenth and early eighteenth century pieces with Essex County, Massachusetts histories. For additional information on trestle-base oval stationary top tables see Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Early Colonial Period: the Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles ,(New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007), p. 140-1, no. 56. ¶
Overall fine condition. Wear commensurate with age and use. Craquelure to the surface throughout. 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.