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Kentucky cherry card or games table, attributed to the cabinetmaking shop of Porter Clay (1779-1849), brother of Statesman Henry Clay. Apron with figured cherry veneers and a shaped “cupid’s bow” cut out center, tapered Hepplewhite legs. Rear swing leg reveals a dovetailed case with poplar secondary wood. 29 7/8″H x 36 1/4″W x 17 1/4″D (w/ leaves 34 3/4″). Provenance: Lexington, Kentucky area collection; descended from home of Jacob Spears, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Jacob Spears (1754-1825) is recorded as the earliest whiskey distiller of Bourbon Co. in addition to the occupations of farmer, dealer in bluegrass seed, and breeder of horses. This table left the family when it was sold from the estate of Tosca Garibaldi Spears, who died in 2013 in Lexington. She was the wife of Lockhart Spears (d. 2003), owner of Stoneleigh Farm in Paris, Kentucky. He was a direct descendant of Jacob Spears, as follows: Lockhart Spears, son of Catesby Woodford Spears, son of Henry Spears, son of Abram Spears, son of Jacob Spears. Note: A card table of related design, attributed to Porter Clay (1779-1849), is illustrated in the book “Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860″ by Lacer and Howard, p. 56. For a discussion of Porter Clay and his furniture published by The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, refer to http://www.mesdajournal.org/2015/porter-clay-a-excellent-cabinetmaker-part-one-biographical-account/ . Condition: Overall very good condition with older refinish, slender oval patch to top leaf near hinges, older 2″ length of apron molding replaced on right front leg and repair to backside of leg including a reduction of depth for the upper third length of leg, small square patch to apron return near top of left leg, overall minor abrasions. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with older refinish, slender oval patch to top leaf near hinges, older 2” length of apron molding replaced on right front leg and repair to backside of leg including a reduction of depth for the upper third length of leg, small square patch to apron return near top of left leg, overall minor abrasions.