Sale 20AM01 | Lot 253

Pair of Federal Carved and Veneered Mahogany Card Tables, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Pair of Federal Carved and Veneered Mahogany Card Tables, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe

Lot Details

Lot 253
Pair of Federal Carved and Veneered Mahogany Card Tables, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
New York, circa 1800-1810
Each with a double-elliptical top over a conforming banded frieze with central tablet, raised on five ring-turned tapering reeded legs ending in inverted baluster shaped feet. Both stamped underneath Thomas Cornell Pearsall, made for him by Duncan Phyfe. Height 29 1/2 inches, width 36 inches, depth 17 7/8 inches.

Provenance:
Thomas Cornell Pearsall
Miss Phoebe Pearsall
Mrs. Henry Wilmerding Payne
Ginsberg & Levy, New York
Mrs. Henry Parish II Incorporated, New York
Present owner
Please note that one table is illustrated in Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, by Nancy McClelland, plate 277 p. 290.
These tables were part of a suite of furniture made for Thomas Cornell Pearsall's home "Belmont," located at East River and 57th Street. The contoured double elliptical top and reeded legs fit with the New York aesthetic of the time. The banded central tablet, reeded legs and inverted baluster feet are exemplary of Phyfe's best work.


C Property from a Park Avenue Estate

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Beautiful quality mahogany; sun fading to top on one; swing-leg moves with ease; some shrinkage cracks to veneer, especially at top and on playing surface; some shrinkage cracks filled in on top; stress crack to same location on both tables; some cracks and minor veneer repairs to front; one small loss of veneer at top of post; two old repairs to top of legs on one table, one old repair to one leg on other table; minor dents and scratches to legs

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 10am EDT