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    Sale 2109

    Property From The Collection OF George & Lesley Schoedinger

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 502

    A Queen Anne Sycamore and Maple Tea Table

    CONNECTICUT, 1750-1780

    Price Realised  

    A Queen Anne Sycamore and Maple Tea Table
    Connecticut, 1750-1780
    28 in. high, 29½ in. wide, 18 in. deep


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    Diminutive in size, the top with a pronounced overhang and the skirt with a dramatic profile, this table combines New England refinement with rural inventiveness. The top and its molded edge are made out of one piece of wood, an unusual method as it required extensive labor to work down the wood and achieve a smooth, flat plane. Such practice contrasts with the more efficient method of applying molded strips and further suggests its country origins. The sycamore top and frame is a rare instance of the use of this wood as a primary material (for a high chest from Colchester, Connecticut with sycamore case sides, see Thomas P. Kugelman, Alice K. Kugelman with Robert Lionetti, Connecticut Valley Furniture (Hartford, CT, 2005), pp. 215-216, cat. 95).

    Provenance

    Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 1995


    Literature

    Harvard Tercentenary Exhibition Catalogue of Furniture, Silver, Pewter, Glass, Ceramics, Paintings, Prints, Together with Allied Arts and Crafts of the Period 1636-1836 (Cambridge, 1936), p. 54, fig. 244.
    Nathan Liverant and Son, advertisement, The Magazine Antiques (April 1990), p. 788.


    Exhibited

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, Harvard Tercentenary Exhibition, July 25 to September 21, 1936.