A Classical Center Table

New York
Circa 1840

This terrific center table has an oval “Egyptian” marble top raised above a conforming apron with scrolling legs centering a shaped plinth. The rich rosewood veneers are stunning. Perhaps influenced by the designs of John Hall, cabinetmakers in differing urban centers produced tables of this form. Two labeled examples have been published to date including one by the New York City firm of J.& J.W. Meeks and another by Samuel Beal of Boston.


Thomas Gordon Smith, John Hall and the Grecian Style in America, Acanthus Press. Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840,Abbeville Press, pages 216-217, figure 173. Jonathan L. Fairbanks, Elizabeth Bidwell Bates, American Furniture 1620 to the Present.

Rosewood (secondary woods: pine)
Height: 30½” Width: 41” Depth: 33¾”

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