Regency dropleaf inlaid sewing table, mahogany with pine and mahogany secondary wood. Finely figured rectangular top with two drop leaves at each side, supported by hinged wing form supports; one side has finely dovetailed frieze drawer with two round wood knobs and brass escutcheon, flanked by ebonized inlaid rectangles; other side is fully finished with additional inlay at frieze. Four round ring-turned legs supported on a plinth base with concave sides, with four ring turned feet, and four casters. 27 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W (leaves down) x 12 3/4" D. Width 26 1/2" with leaves extended. English or Continental, second quarter 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: All leaf supports with worm damage. One support is broken but retained; other support on that side appears to be glued to the apron. On one leaf, a hinge screw has poked through to the top. 1" loss to edge of top at joint with leaf. Scattered shrinkage including a few lines to top, longest 1 1/2". 1 1/2" area of veneer loss to back side of plinth. A few missing/replaced screws.
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