Very Fine Federal Bird's Eye Maple Sewing Table

Boston, 1790-1810, possibly shop of John and Thomas Seymour, with banded and inlaid figured mahogany top, over a single dovetailed drawer and a fabric lined bag drawer, on tapered legs, with brass casters, the sides, drawer facings, and legs set with very highly figured bird's eye maple panels, with inlaid surrounds, 29-1/4 x 20-1/2 x 15-1/2 in.

Note: Pier tables with related bird's eye maple panels, legs, and frames are illustrated in Mussey, Jr., The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour, catalog entries 72 and 73. A very closely related sewing table is illustrated in Stoneman, John and Thomas Seymour, plate 144, and a  nearly identical example, also with Israel Sack provenance, sold at Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 2008 lot 301.

Provenance:Israel Sack, New York, April 1969 for $4,200 (accompanied by original receipt); The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


excellent condition overall, top with repaired crack and minor warping, brasses likely replaced (or possibly just rosettes replaced, some shadows from previous rosettes), very minor crack to lower drawer facing, other scattered minor veneer flaws and some surface mildew, fabric bag with some minor tears and stains (not examined under upholstery)

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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