SOUTHERN US SOLID CROTCHED MAHOGANY FEDERAL PERIOD TILT TOP SPIDER LEG TABLE
With our compliments Bay Colony Antiques is exceptionally delighted to offer you this completely unique and very interesting solid highly figured crotched mahogany acanthus carved spider leg Sheraton period tilt top table. We would like to make the point known that we have never quite seen a piece like this before. It comes from a North Carolina estate that was shipped us to liquidate. The molded edge top on this table is made from a huge robust piece of old growth solid crotched Cuban mahogany plank with the best figuring. A plank of that quality was worth more than gold to furniture makers in the Colonial Colonies during this period. It's pedestal employs superb ring or spool turnings and acanthus carving. Each of its three spider legs are gracefully formed, molded and employs continued acanthus carving. At this size this piece classifies as a tea table or small breakfast table. We are putting a real number on this piece not based on what it could be, as opposed to our substantial investment in it. We only buy quality and truly work harder than anyone to bring the very best, pure and most interesting pieces to this sales platform. This table has a 28" long top that is 25" wide. It stands 29 1/2" tall in its locked down table position and 45 1/2" at it top when the table is tilted back.