May 18, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Fine Massachusetts Federal Mahogany Games Table

Boston, 1800-1808, attributed to John and Thomas Seymour (w. 1794/6-1816), highly figured top, inlaid edge, inlaid skirt, flame birch panels, finely carved, reeded legs, 29 x 36 x 16-1/2 in.


Literature: for closely related examples, see:

Mussey, Robert D. The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour, pages 348-349. Salem, Mass: Peabody Essex Museum, 2003, cat. no. 107.

Stoneman, Vernon C. John and Thomas Seymour, Cabinetmakers in Boston, 1794-1816, figures 118, 130. Salem, Mass: Special Publications, 1959.

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection Vol, page 93, no. 284. Washington: Highland House, 1972.

A nearly identical example sold at Chritstie's, New York, January 2005, sale 1474, lot 695, for $7,800. 

Provenance:Property from an Important South Carolina Estate


minor repairs at front leg attachments, later pins (from interior), one leg with three small areas of infill

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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