An Exceptional Queen Anne Mahogany Candle Stand, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1760.
Furniture - American
This attractive candle stand has a pleasing old surface and agreeable proportions. The table, which is constructed with a dense mahogany top and legs, has a shaft turned from solid casuarina or she-oak The unprecedented use of this exotic tropical wood in a solid piece, speaks to the importance of this rare object. The circular top, which has a rounded edge, is of dense, high quality mahogany with rich grain. The top joins the turned shaft with a beautifully executed octagonal cherry cleat. The shaft is ring turned with a bulbous vase-form center and is turned from figured casuarina. Casuarina is a flowering evergreen native to the western Pacific, producing valuable timbers typically reserved for high quality inlays. The opulent usage of this solid piece is nearly unprecedented in American period furniture. This shaft joins three cabriole legs with round tops and pointed slipper feet. The legs are joined to the shaft with a long vertical dove-tail which is reinforced with an original iron spider. Height : 26 ¼”; Diameter of Top 20 ¼”
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