This is a beautiful mahagony table. It features a molded hinged top with notched corners tilting above a cup-and-urn standard. The base has c-scrolled knees on downswept legs with claw-and-ball feet. Such traits are considered to be characteristic of Massachusetts craftsmanship and probably date the table to around 1770. Very rarely does one come across a piece of this condition and style.
Please inquire about its provenance. The table works best as a corner piece when the top is folded. This is a timeless antique; you don't have to feature it with colonial decor.This piece has the original patina. See the condition section at the bottom for more information. The table looks exquisite as a stand alone piece. It also works with more modern furniture. In both cases, you simply need to consider how to enhance its beautiful features. Place the table against a light background to provide a contrast. Bright lighting helps to bring out the grain. A hanging or front placed light produces some striking shadows. Keep in mind that the wood will look dark under fluorescent lights and warm under incandescent lights.
Ultimately, there is more to appreciate about this piece than craftsmanship and history. It is an aesthetically pleasing investment! The upper face of the table top has been professionally refinished. Parts of the base including the legs and feet have also been refinished. The original patina remains on the back of the table top and the top of the standard.If you need further clarification on this, please do not hesitate to ask. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Tables". The seller is "jsbjos5" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.