With our highest compliments & utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this fantastic 19th century antique Federal period mahogany game table. The table was exhibited at the Connecticut Tercentenary & Town of Bristol Sesqui-centennial Celebration that spanned about one week in the summer of 1935. The people of Bristol country all came together with their most important historical objects and the collection was properly documented & cataloged and we have the original booklet & accompanying photo included with this listing. Bristol is best known for it's extensive history in clock making and was home to many highly skilled individuals. Much of the country relied on Bristol's clocks and they were sold and traded throughout every major city at the time. Many horologists in the area had connections with New York City where this table was made CA 1810/1820. The exhibition booklet has this listed as a Phyfe type card table, owned by August Bechstedt and bears his grand son Clarence's signature on the label. We've handled Duncan Phyfe furniture in the past with the same convex drawer box and have seen it numerous times on his pier tables. The table has a bold grain mahogany veneered column with a carved plinth & 4 acanthus carved lion paw feet. This is absolutely one of the best Classical tables we've had the pleasure of offering and to have the accompanying documentation makes this already extraordinary table a truly unique offering. We had some trouble with shadows when we were taking our photos because of the dramatic curve to the convex panels. The table is in wonderful condition with our only notes being a few age splits in the veneer around the bottom of the base but no loss. The table has caster wheels and measures 36" wide 18" deep x 30" tall. When the gaming surface is flipped open the top measures 36" wide x 36" deep. When the top is swiveled the table box can be used for storage with 2 1/4" of useable height. The United States Bureau of the Mint struck ~25,000 commemorative Silver Half Dollars for the Connecticut Tercentenary. We've seen a few sell in the 1-3 hundred dollar range but just wanted to mention it because it's always been one of our favorite coins with the iconic Charter Oak and might be of interest to our end client.