19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE CLASSICAL PERIOD MAHOGANY 2 DRAWER DROP LEAF WORK TABLE/ NIGHT STAND
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With our highest compliments we're excited to offer for sale this exceptional early 19th century Massachusetts mahogany 2 drawer classical work table. Early American furniture is our true passion. Our family is from Boston with our favorite furniture coming from Boston, the North Shore, and Philadelphia. We spend countless hours across the US intimately studying the finest furniture in public and private collections. We strongly feel this is a Massachusetts table with a special emphasis to Salem, MA / North Shore. By the early 19th century there were over 100 cabinet makers active in Salem. Being a major port city with a close proximity to Boston great wealth was made in the area. 19th century mahogany has special properties & oil density giving it a lustrous sheen modern "mahogany" can't imitate. The Mahogany trade flourished in major cities with rosewood being the only other imported wood demanding a higher price. Caribbean mahogany was farmed to near extinction levels and is thankfully protected today.
This work table has two drawers with a rounded upper drawer over a crotched mahogany lower drawer. The table box is gadroon carved with carved ionic half columns. The table has two drop leaves giving it a nice size work surface when expanded up. The stand possesses a masterfully executed acanthus carved column with four carved hairy paw feet. the stand measures 17" wide x 17" deep x 28" tall. When the leaves are locked up the width changes from 17" to 31 1/2".