Supremely Delicate Mahogany Ca 1830 Federal 2 Drawer Work / Side Table
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Supremely Delicate Mahogany Ca 1830 Federal 2 Drawer Work / Side Table:
Offered here without reserve is this Federal era 2-drawer mahogany side or work table that measures 27 1/2" high, 18 1/2" wide and 13 3/4" deep. The hardware is replaced though appropriate for such a delicately formed piece wherein the Hepplewhite legs taper down to a mere 5/8". The drawers are dovetailed, without repair or restoration. There are, though, a few issues. The most evident is that at one time some cretin apparently had the brilliant idea of attaching something (a hasp?) to the top, but must have given up on the idea since the top it too thin (1/2") to take and hold a screw; nevertheless, as my 8th and 9th pictures show, the plugged holes are there. In addition, the two back legs have age cracks down the grain; let me emphasize though that the legs are NOT broken and repaired ... but simple shrinkage cracks have appeared unobtrusively in them. Soif these minor issues don't bother you, you can have here a table whose delicacy is, I believe, unmatched. Again, there is but buyer pays $40 for domestic shipping (though it is available for local pickup in the So. California area).