American Classical Brass Mounted Dropleaf Sewing or Work Table, mahogany flame mahogany veneers and white pine secondary. Flame mahogany top, over an apron with two blind dovetailed, beaded and finely veneered drawers, each fitted with several compartments and brass acanthus bail pulls, flanked by rope carving at the stiles and two drop leaves. Brass edging at base of apron. Ring-and-reeded-bulb turned pedestal atop a quadruped base with brass acanthus banding at lower edge, the four reeded splay legs adorned with brass rosettes at knees and brass paw feet with casters. Back is finished with faux two-drawer facade but has never had hardware/pulls. 28 3/4" H x 20" W (36" with leaves extended) x 19 1/4" D. Possibly New York, circa 1825. CONDITION: Repaired breaks to two legs, loss to one block at base of rope molding on back side, some minor shrinkage to top and minor "wing" warpage to leaves. Some shrinkage to drawer interiors. Hinges and hardware appear original.
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