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Mahogany Neoclassical Card Table, Salem, c.1810

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This top-rank card table has leaves of solid Santo Domingo mahogany above an apron of decorative balls above a brass edge trim. The level of detail is extremely fine and is followed throughout the rest of this table’s construction. The central column is tightly carved with a punchwork background typical of the Salem School, all above saber legs with carved corner blocks and original rosettes, casters, etc. This table has had no alterations.

A related Boston table with similar applied carved balls is illustrated in the magazine Antiques (see scan).

Height: 29 1/2 in. Width: 36 3/4 in. Depth: 18 1/4 in.
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