With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this fantastic early 19th century antique Connecticut cherry work table. This is a better than most example with a shaped top & generous proportions with two drawers. The drawers have incised carvings around the face and are decorated with floral sandwich glass pulls. The stand has pine secondaries and a nice set of hand cut dovetails. When looking at the top you’ll notice a light streak going through it horizontally which is sapwood. Sapwood is difficult to work with and because of it’s high moisture content it can be unpredictable as it dries out over time. Many 18th & 19th century cabinet shops would usually discard the sapwood but former Connecticuters didn’t seem to mind and would even showcase it like on this stand. Our family is originally from Boston but we’re now in Western MA right in the thick of the Connecticut River Valley. Even though we’re in Connecticut almost every single day, choice Connecticut case furniture like this is still pretty scarce. Major museums around the US seem to not fully appreciate the work of cabinet makers around Hartford, Wethersfield, & even the New London shops. It's easy to go into a museum and find the best furniture from Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Salem, etc.. The best Connecticut furniture collections are in small house museums like the Joseph Webb & the Silas Deane house. Yale & the five sister colleges also boast a pretty impressive collection and we'd recommend a visit to any for an avid collector. Connecticut cabinet makers favored local woods like Cherry & Maple and they weren't constrained by proper English high style that dominated Boston & Philadelphia. The stand measures 25" wide x 22 1/2" deep x 29" tall.