A Classical Library Table

Boston, Massachusetts
Circa 1825
Attributed to Isaac Vose

Having descended in an old Boston family living on the North Shore, this Classical library table is attributed to the workshop of Isaac Vose during the time Thomas Seymour was working there as the shop foreman. The circular top is covered in a fine English baize. The deep apron conceals four drawers with gilt-lacquered pulls. A large support pedestal is expertly turned and is raised on four reeded saber-shaped legs ending in fine gilt-lacquered brass toe caps and casters. While not uncommon in English Regency forms, large library tables with drawers fitted in their aprons are rare in American furniture. Two notable examples are a New York example at Boscobel House and Gardens Museum in Garrison, New York and another Boston example illustrated on page 75 of the Hirschl & Adler Galleries catalog, Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism.

Mahogany, (Secondary woods: chestnut and pine)
Height: 28 ½” Diameter: 48”

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