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A Federal Carved Mahogany Two-Pedestal Dining Table
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A Federal Carved Mahogany Two-Pedestal Dining Table

ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY CONNELLY (1770-1826) PHILADELPHIA, 1800-1810

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A Federal Carved Mahogany Two-Pedestal Dining Table Attributed to Henry Connelly (1770-1826) Philadelphia, 1800-1810 Each pedestal with D-shaped top above an urn-turned support over a quadripartite base issuing four cabriole legs with acanthus-carved knees and foliate cast-brass castors, the center leaf with turned and reeded leg supports 29¾in. high, 48in. wide, 98½in. long (without central section)
Provenance
The Brown Family, Germantown, Pennsylvania
Israel Sack, Inc., New York

Lot Essay

Like his counterpart Ephriam Haines, the work of Henry Connelly is known in part through furnishings he made for the wealthy Philadelphia banker Stephen Girard. Connelly made Girard a card table in 1818 that has acanthus knee carving closely in keeping with the carving of this dining table. Another dining table with similarly reeded and acanthus carved legs, attributed to Connelly, is illustrated in Marian Carson, "Sheraton's Influence in Philadelphia" Antiques (April, 1953) pp. 342-345. The wood used in the top of this table is of particularly high quality, and retains a dark, lustrous color. The leaf extension and the two reeded legs that support it are likely of a later date.

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