A Classical Sofa Table

New York
Circa 1820

This sublime sofa table is one of the rare examples of its form. The rectilinear top has hinged leaves with canted corners, which are held by double-fly supports. The conforming case, edged in ebony with brass line inlay, holds a drawer and a sham drawer on each side. The base is ornamented with brass-strung lyre supports centering a crotch-veneered medial raised above hairy carved paw feet.

Reference: Zimmerman, The Magazine Antiques, The American Sofa Table, May 1999, pages 744-753.

Mahogany, Ebony, Brass line inlay (secondary woods: cedrela, poplar, pine)
Height: 28 ¼” Width: 40 ¼” Depth: 27 ¾”

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