A Very Good Sheraton Carved Mahogany Games Table, In the Manner of Samuel McIntire, Salem, circa 1815.
Furniture - American
This attractively proportioned games table is a form famously produced in the Salem, Massachusetts area at the beginning of the 19th Century. The serpentine form with ovolo corners, coupled with richly carved foliate and reeded legs, is a motif used by those cabinetmakers and carvers associated with the successful workshop of Samuel Field McIntire (1757-1811). The hinged serpentine top has a serpentine front and sides with outset ovolo corners. The top rests above a conforming apron with a vibrantly grained mahogany panel. Richly carved and turned legs flank each corner of the apron and the proper right rear leg, swings out to support the flyleaf top. The legs are carved with foliate and disk tops above a draping water leaf knee which transitions to a broadly reeded and tapered leg, terminating in multiple rings and cupped brass casters.
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