A Classical Center Table.
This wonderful center table has a shaped cararra marble top raised above a conforming apron with scrolling legs centering a shaped plinth. The choice mahogany veneers stand out nicely on this piece. Perhaps influenced by the designs of John Hall, cabinetmakers in differing urban centers produced tables of this form. Two labelled examples have been published to date including one by the New York City firm of J.& J.W. Meeks and another by Samuel Beal of Boston. Literature: Thomas Gordon Smith, John Hall and the Grecian Style in America, Acanthus Press. Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840,Abbeville Press, pages 216-217, figure 173. Jonathan L. Fairbanks, Elizabeth Bidwell Bates, American Furniture 1620 to the present, Marek page 381.
Mahogany (secondary woods: pine)
New York or Boston, Circa 1840