A Classical Sofa Table
Attributed to Isaac Vose
While they are often found in Regency furniture of the same time period, sofa tables are quite rare in American furniture. This beautiful example features a book matched crotch mahogany top with a rounded applied molding. Each side of the apron frieze has a functioning drawer and a faux drawer so that one drawer pulls out on each side. The drawer fronts are veneered in mahogany edged with a fine cockbeading and are adorned with exquisite original stamped brass pulls in a gilt-lacquered finish. The apron is edged with a very fine beaded stamped brass molding. The standard is composed a very large lotus shaped carved element above a collar of gadrooning. The whole table is supported by four out swept legs with reeding. The legs terminate in brass toe caps and casters. Cast with foliate and anthemion decoration, the bottom of the toe caps are stamped BB & Co which is a company exclusively associated with the cabinetmaking firm of Isaac Vose.
Mahogany, (Secondary woods: chestnut, pine, and cedrella)
Height: 28 ½” Width: 37”, Width with leaves up: 59 ¾” Depth: 25 ¼”
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