American Classical work or sewing table, mahogany with white pine secondary; square top with stenciled basket of flowers and geometric border, over a fitted top drawer and plain dovetailed lower drawer, divided by gilt stenciled guilloche bands and flanked by curved, reed-and-laurel-carved corners. Rear side has two faux drawers with brass rosette pulls to match front. Baluster shaped pedestal with gilt acanthus stenciling and a quadruped base with giltwood acanthus carving atop the four paw feet. 28 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W x 17 1/2" D. Probably New York, circa 1825. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Shrinkage crack running nearly the full width across top; stains, fading, scratches and wear to top. Wear to stenciling on front edge, wear to base and toes, losses to toes (toenails gone on one paw foot). Dry and clouded surface to sides.
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