Queen Anne Tiger Maple Tri-Drop Leaf Tablee
New England, probably Connecticut, 1735-1770
H. 25 _ in.; Diam. 27 _ in.
This rare table is ingeniously designed to pivot so the three drop-leaves are supported by the triangular base. It is also distinguished by its extensively figured curly maple top and shaped apron, all supported by turned legs ending in pad feet.
Provenance: E. Guy Sawyer, Glastonbury, Connecticut;
Paul Koda, Windsor, Connecticut, 2001;
Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, January 2001
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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: Retains a mellow patina and chop and cut marks consistent with extended usage. Underside of top and one leaf have been cut and filled to take out warpage. Six leather hinges have been replaced. Surface has been cleaned. Old crack to one foot which has been repaired with a wooden pin; half inch of one toe has been replaced.