Made by one of the Newport, Rhode Island masters this example is clearly a masterpiece. The tray molding is applied to the one board top which is inset into the frame. Unlike the arch typical Newport form this rare table has a flared, cyma-shaped apron which flows into the squared cabriole legs with arris knees and those impossibly beautifully shaped Newport slipper feet. Circa 1740-1770.
The surface is old and perhaps original.This exquisite table stands 26 inches high and the top measures 31 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches. The table is constructed of heavy, dense Santo Domingan timber and retains a beautiful, rich color.
Condition issues are virtually nonexistant. The top has minor checking due to expansion and contraction in two opposite corners. There are witness marks of small, verticle glue blocks at the inside juncture of the legs and frame and there is one Victorian glue block still in place inside the frame. No old repairs. Shown as it came out of our Suburban...apologies for our 'plein air' photography!