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A Classical Sofa Table
Category: Furniture - American
SubType: Table
Origin: America-USA
Era: 19th Century
Height: 28 1/4 Inches inches
Width: 40 1/4 Inches Closed; 60 1/2 Inches Opened inches
Depth: 27 3/4 Inches inches
A Classical Sofa Table.

New York, Circa 1820.

Mahogany, Ebony, Brass line inlay (secondary woods: Cedrela, Poplar, Pine)

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.

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