19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE CLASSICAL MAHOGANY DROP LEAF DINING TABLE ~ ISAAC VOSE BOSTON
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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 drop leaf dining 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. Being a major port city great wealth was made in the Boston area. This table is made from the absolute best grade and most select cuts of flame mahogany. Early 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.
We've attributed this table to the school of Issac Vose of Boston. Isaac Vose first appeared in tax records as early as 1790. In 1806 he partnered with his journeyman Joshua Coates. The duo spent over 10 years together until Mr. Coates met his untimely end by being thrown out of a carriage. The business was continued by Isaac Vose and his son Isaac Vose Jr.
This table is in the high classical style with a double column base and drawers on both sides. The table is in wonderful condition with our only note being a veneer repair along one of the drawer faces. We have a stand alone shot of that in the photo series. This is without a doubt one of the nicest and rarest tables we've had the pleasure of offering in quite some time. The table measures 42" long x 22 1/2" wide x 28 1/2" tall. When the leaves are locked up the width goes from 22 1/2" to 51 1/2" wide.