Phila. Chippendale mahogany pie crust tea table,
Phila. Chippendale mahogany pie crust tea table, ca. 1765, with a carved cyma curved top, tilting & turning on a birdcage support with original locking ring supported by a fluted & ring turned standard with a tightly suppressed ball with a central carved ring over a florette & scroll carved ring supported by 3 legs surmounted by large leaf & C-scroll over a split vein acanthus leaf carved knee terminating in bell flowers with a drop on finely carved ball & claw feet with full talons, 29 ½" h., 35 ½" dia. Pictured in Horners Blue Book of Phila. Furniture, plate 215, the table is a statement of reserved elegance, retaining an old if not original surface in a remarkable state of preservation. The warm honey color of the well rubbed top is in contrast to the dark dry finish in the molding of the piecrust carved rim. The dry undisturbed finish on the base is the crowning glory to a magnificent table. Provenance-Original owner Nicholas Waln, descended in Waln/Maule family to current owner.
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