An important pair of Federal mahogany and inlaid serpentine card tables, in the manner of Elisha Tucker, Boston Massachusetts, circa 1790.
An excellent pair of Federal mahogany and inlaid games tables in the manner of Elisha Tucker, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1795. This nicely proportioned pair of games tables relate closely to a labeled Elisha Tucker games table offered at Sotheby’s in May of 2003. They have an identical case layout and very similar inlay patterns. The tables, which retain a rich color and bright surface, have shaped tops with serpentine sides and a bowed front. Each table has intricate pattern “dart” inlay on both the hinged fly-leaf and the fixed leaf. This inlay motif is common to Boston Federal furniture. The top rests above a conforming apron that is ornately inlaid with rosewood cross banding around vibrant tiger-maple panels with contrasting line inlay. The central apron has two rectangular rosewood and tiger-maple panels flanking a matching oval panel that is separated by barber-pole inlay. The tops of the legs have rectangular tiger-maple panels with a very fine alternating chevron border. The bottom edge of the apron is trimmed with a diagonal multi-colored checker inlay. The table rests on four square tapered legs with delicate line inlay including a floral drop above tiger-maple banded cuffs.
Dimensions: Height 29 ¼” Width 35 ⅛” Depth 17 ⅝”
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