Lot 275
Federal Drop Leaf Library Table Duncan Phyfe
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Or a contemporary of equal ability, New York, circa 1810-1830, mahogany and mahogany veneers, white pine secondary, having a single board top with shaped leaves utilizing double butterfly supports. The skirt is highlighted with bands of lightwood inlay and gilded acorn drops, raised on a quadruped base with fine acanthus carving, a central gilded pineapple carving accents the four supports. On casters (replaced).

29 x 37.75 x 23 in.; each leaf 12.5 in.

Property of a Gentleman, Richmond, Virginia.

An exceptionally balanced and graceful form. Note a similar example Plate XXXVIII "Furniture Masterpieces of Duncan Phyfe" by Charles Over Cornelius.

Both leaves with edge repairs at hinge; mahogany blocks set with later screws and may themselves be of later date.

$5,000 - 10,000