Fine Rare Classical Lyre Form Sofa Table

Baltimore or Philadelphia, 1815-1820, highly figured mahogany banded top with two drop leaves, over two dovetailed drawers flanked by oak leaf and acorn gilt bronze mounts, resting on a double lyre form support with leaf carved appliques, finely carved Egyptianate legs with anthemion knees and winged returns, on gilt brass paw casters, fully finished on both sides, poplar and white pine secondary with oak leaf and foot supports, 27-1/2 x 36-1/2 x 26 in.

Provenance:Peter Hill, U.S. Antiques, Washington, D.C., purchased December 1968 for $2,800 (accompanied by original receipt); The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


stains and finish distress to top with typical veneer cracks and wear, central spline repair to top, brasses replaced, minor cracks to lyre supports (very minor repairs at lyre attachment to top frame), other scattered typical veneer cracks and repairs, legs in good condition (minor separations at attachments, one with later screw, no repairs found)

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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