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


Rare Federal Inlaid Mahogany Architect's Table

New York, circa 1795, in rich reddish brown color, highly figured inlaid hinged top, red baize lined interior with ratcheted writing board, two recessed compartments fitted with drawers, front with three inlaid dovetailed drawers, poplar, white pine, and probably sycamore secondary, tapered legs, brass casters, 30 x 37 x 21 in.

Exhibited at American Art Galleries, The Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition, New York City, 1929.

Literature: American Art Galleries, Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Furniture and Glass for the Benefit of the National Council for Girl Scouts, no. 702; Comstock, Helen. "Living with Antiques: The Collection of Mrs. Louis J. Appell at Sinking Springs, York, Pennsylvania", The Magazine Antiques (August 1956): 132; Comstock, Helen. American Furniture. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1962, No. 572.

Provenance:Purchased in 1936 from Joe Kindig, Jr., York, Pennsylvania; Appell Family Collection, Sold Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 2003 lot 1266 for $32,400; Property from an Important South Carolina Estate


excellent condition overall, veneer checking, shrinkage cracks, one dent to top, brasses replaced and castors of a later date, early baize with scattered stains and losses, other scattered minor abrasions, wear, and flaws consistent with age and use

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
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