Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this fantastic late 20th century Federal antique style Tiger Maple table. The table is definitely unique and is quite whimsical. The stand is signed by the cabinet maker, Stephen Beeching, on a brass tag on one of the legs. We are one of the nation’s most aggressive buyers of quality Tiger Maple furniture, so we were surprised to have never handled one of his pieces before. After a little research we learned that Stephen was primarily an innkeeper alongside his wife, Susan. The inn is now closed & we never had the pleasure of staying there but their outstanding customer reviews make us wish we had. Mr. Beeching crafted all types of furniture for their inn, and this was one that we were fortunate enough to purchase. Their guests raved over the handmade furniture & he was clearly a very competent cabinet maker and we love the extra embellishments he added to the table. The pins used to join the table are staggered opposed to being on top of one another. The bottom of the table box recesses in and transitions smoothly into the carved curlicues on the legs. You’d never find these decorations on a period table yet somehow the table fits in perfectly with an early American interior. The table also exhibits proportions you’d never find on a period table and is taller than most and would work very well as a display pedestal or plant stand. If your bed is rather tall and you’re struggling to find a suitable nightstand, this might be the perfect fit because of its rare size. The stand is solid Tiger Maple and was made from high quality stock bustling with tiger stripes and a nice chatoyancy present. Our favorite feature on the stand is by far the carvings at the bottom of the legs. These are usually referred to as petal carvings, but we’ve also heard people call them curtain or saber carvings. The stand is in very good condition with our only notes being minimal surface wear. The stand measures 20” wide x 20” deep x 38” tall.