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Important Federal Period Inlaid Card Table in Cherry
A Fine and Important Federal Period Inlaid Card Table in Cherry, Salem or Boston Circa 1800
The rectilinear-shaped top having a chevron strung edge, opening to a grained interior above a conforming frieze inlaid with a panel of figured mahogany within a zebrawood border and flanked by cross-banded mahogany reserves. Raised overall upon tapering squared supports terminating to banded ‘pencil’ feet, the front pair headed by oval paterae of flame birch above bellflower motifs, the rear ‘fly-leg’ swinging out to brace the top when opened. Massachusetts, Salem or possibly Boston. Circa 1800.
Dimensions: 28.25” high x 36” wide x 17.5” deep.
Retains a very old, if not original finish and a fine mellow patina overall.
Provenance: By descent through the family of Henry Franklin Bronson (1817-1889). Henry Franklin Bronson was an American from New York State who relocated to Ottawa in 1848 and became one of Canada’s great ‘Lumber Barons’. He was also very active in Ottawa’s political scene and a major Ottawa thoroughfare bears his family name – Bronson Avenue.
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