Lot 425
Thomas Day, Marble Top Dresser
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Caswell County, NC, circa 1840-50, mahogany, mahogany veneers, yellow pine secondary, side case boards walnut, unmarked, top board under marble bearing likely purchaser's information "R. D. Fleming Raleigh NC / pair (?) Kelly Purdoy of Brenner (?)", rectangular mirror with relief carved wave crest pediment featuring a stylized circular applied button to crest and lower mirror supports, with stylized fleur de lis supports over white marble top, the dresser having an ogee drawer, over three flush drawers with high grade matched veneers, with fruit and nut carved handles, raised on straight scrolled feet.

84 x 48 x 22 in.

A similar example showing Day's cabinet turned disc ornament shown here on the crest of the mirror and arm supports is visible on Lot 249, Late Classical Walnut Armoire, Leland Little Auction, September 16, 2017. Also Thomas Day Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color p.67, Fig. 4.4, Extension Table, shows the turned disc carving details to the leaf support; p.88, Fig. 5.20, Bureau, shows a similar carved fleur de lis to the arm supports; p.107, Fig. 5.56, Cottage Bedstead, shows a similar example of the turned disc; p.193, Fig. E.2, Bureau, shows similar mirror supports terminating in fleur de lis.

Surface stains to marble; original finish with crazing and dryness; veneer lifting, especially to ogee drawer and drawer fronts.

$1,000 - 2,000