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A Classical Carved Mahogany Pembroke Table, Pillar and Claw, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe or Circle, New York, c.1820-30

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Provenance: Bernard & S.Dean Levy, Inc.

This imposing table is considered a masterpiece by David Barquist, as stated in American Tables and Looking Glasses, wherein he identifies ours as an "almost identical" table to one he illustrated, which is in the Mabel-Brady Garvan Collection at Yale (see scans below for photos from this chapter with additional color plate).

The choice of wood on the top is superb, with strong ribbon grain throughout and the double elliptic shaped leaves are intensely edge ribbed. The aprons are developed with deeply carved foliate panels. The support columns are turned and finely carved with the addition of a Roman pinecone often misidentified, according to Barquist, as a pineapple. The support base is carved & fluted, and the paw feet, as Barquist puts it, "has [sic] a bold, energetic quality that is particularly evident in the animated character of its paw".

We are very proud to present this masterpiece and certainly this is a notable high point in any classical furniture collection.

Height: 29 1/4 in. Width: 25 1/2 in. - 49 in. Depth: 38 in.
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