PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS
While the table has no early provenance, the Derby family of Salem is the most likely candidate. The caved and applied grapevines that extend down the legs are identical to those found on the legs of the oval back Derby chairs as well as on an exceptional avant-garde demilune commode in the collection of Henry Ford Museum (see fig. 1). Comparison of the carving strongly suggests that the pieces may have originally been made as one large suite of furniture for the Derby family. For additional information on Samuel McIntire see Dean T. Lahikainen, Samuel McIntire: Carving an American, (Salem, Massachusetts: Peabody Essex Museum; 2007).
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