Chippendale Mahogany Tilt-Top Piecrust Tea TablePhiladelphia, circa 1765
H. 28 _ in.; Diam. 30 _ in.
David L. Barquist, in "Treasures of the State," attributes this table, another at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the example illustrated from the collection of the U.S. State department to the same workshop.
An authentication note from Alan Miller dated August 26, 1994 accompanies this lot.
Provenance: From an old Germantown, Pennsylvania collector in whose family it has descended for several generations; David Stockwell, Inc., New York
Literature: Referenced in Clement E. Conger and Alexandra Rollins, "Treasures of State," New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991, pl. 68, p. 152. Advertised by "David Stockwell, Inc." in Antiques, June 1970, p.771.
Estimate: $30,000 - $60,000
It is an honor and pleasure for Keno Auctions to offer for sale the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell. People collect for a variety of reasons; the Isbells assembled a fabulous Americana collection because of their passion for each piece. Over three decades they sought out the best examples of high quality Colonial American furniture and folk art using the criteria of quality, rarity, condition and provenance as their guide
Condition: table retains portions of its original finish.The top of the pillar shaft is replaced. please see Alan Miller's authentication report from 1994. missing original castors; several splits to shaft of table; all three feet have cracks through them;