Classical Tilt-Top Table

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Circa 1825
Attributed to Anthony G. Quervelle

This robustly carved tilt-top table is essentially the Classical period’s version of the great eighteenth century Philadelphia tea table. The beautifully carved vase and column pedestal has a band of carved acanthus leaves and is supported by a three-sided plinth. This is raised on nicely carved animal paw feet that rest on brass casters. In the July 1973 The Magazine Antiques article on the furniture of Anthony G. Quervelle, a virtually identical pedestal to this table is illustrated on a games table in the collection of the Palmer Brown family of Leola, Pennsylvania.

Reference: Smith, Robert C. “The furniture of Anthony G. Quervelle Part II: The pedestal tables.” The Magazine Antiques July 1973, p.93, Fig.8

Boor, Jonathan A. Philadelphia Empire Furniture, West Chester, Pennsylvania: Boor Management LLC, 2006 p.126, Figure 8.

Mahogany, (secondary: poplar, pine)
Height: 29½” Diameter: 36”

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