16 - 17 January 2003
A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY AND FLAME-BIRCH CARD TABLE
Boston, Possibly the shop of John and Thomas Seymour, 1800-1810
The hinged top with concave front above a conforming frame inlaid with an oval flame-birch panel flanked by similar rectangular panels over an inlaid lower edge, on turned and reeded legs with tapering feet
30in. high, 36in. wide, 17in. deep
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Vernon C. Stoneman, John and Thomas Seymour, Cabinetmakers in Boston 1794-1816 (Boston, 1959) p. 219
Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston
Among the numerous Massachusetts made Boston tables with flame birch panels, this example stands out as unusual for its intricately turned legs with reeding that ends higher above the turned cuff that is usual.
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