Antique John Needles Baltimore Drop-leaf Pedestal Table
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... This original circa 1820s period drop-leaf table is made from the finest mahogany, most likely Honduras and is quite heavy. The one board top measures 41 ¾" long by 24 ¾" wide and the two flat leaves each measure 14 ¾" wide with their original hinges. The height of this period table is 29". The finish is original and is everything you would want in an early 19th century surface. The color is just wonderful. T is one hand dovetailed draw and one false draw, each with their original Lion Head Brass Pulls. The secondary wood of the draw is Mahogany sides and a Poplar bottom. Underneath is a large piece of Tiger Maple for the cross support. The solid brass feet and castors are all in very good original condition and have an unusual design, which should help identify this table. The last owner insisted that this table was from Baltimore and possibly from the shop of John Needles. T a small bio on the cabinet maker down below. I found one very old and very tight hairline on the post and another very tight 4" long shrinkage line on the top edge. That's it. The rest of the period 1920s American Pedestal Table is in perfect original untouched condition. Any comments or opinions you might have about this table are welcomed. I would add them to the bottom of the auction. I feel my low reserve is a small fraction of what this period table is really worth, but I bought it for a great price. I might even be able to save you shipping costs. Check down below for details.
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...... The renowned cabinetmaker John Needles (1786-1878) began his Baltimore career in Priestley's shop, w he worked for six months before going over to William Camp. His shop was at 54 Hanover St, Baltimore Maryland.
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