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A Carved Cuban Mahogany Lowboy/Dressing Table with Shell and Claw & Ball
Feet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1740
This Queen Anne lowboy (dressing table) is as clean and fine as it gets. It
truly speaks of 1760 and earlier, possibly 1740. Unlike many Philadelphia
lowboys, which are over the top as far as embellishments (carving) this piece
is quite restrained and makes its individualistic statement with a diminutive
dropped panel and beautifully carved shell. Many of these earlier lowboys do
not have any appendage at all. It's the usual one drawer over two. The table is
composed of wonderfully dense Cuban mahogany that speaks of a worthy early
piece. The top has a very large overhang indicative of its earliness, and
beautifully stepped. All original pegs holding the top remain, exclusively. The
cabinetmaker didn't spare very much, including shell knees, fluted corners, and
four tightly carved claw and ball feet. The condition is immaculate, and the
surface old with additions of polish and wax throughout the years.
This table comes from an old time Pennsylvania family/collector (see Butt
family notes below).
Last, but not least, are the brasses, which are original, and heavily cast.
Height: 27 3/4 in. Width: 34 in.
Case Width: 27 3/4 in.
Depth: 20 1/2 in.
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All offerings are in fine condition with no major repairs or replacements
unless otherwise indicated in description.We offer free delivery within 60
miles of Providence on all purchases over $2,000. Though specific delivery
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after the auction, we offer and require the following necessities: i. Shipping
must be performed by a professional moving service. (We can provide shipping
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Buyer pays for shipping & insurance. iv.We offer right of refusal upon delivery
and if refused, we will refund buyers payment minus auction & shipping
expenses. Rhode Island purchasers must add 7% sales tax.