In the glorious years for the city in the 18th and earliest 19th centuries, Portsmouth thrived as a major trade center for timber, ship building, house building and furniture making. It was a major natural harbor supported by what seemed to be endless forests for the lumber industry. From these strengths, Portsmouth became a competitor in furniture making with other centers of style and design such as Boston, Salem, and New York.
From a local estate collection, this marvelous mahogany Portsmouth tilt top table, circa 1800, features an octagonal tilting top with line inlays and banding around flame grained central tablet with bold crotch graining. The slender urn form pedestal base has ring turnings that help us identify its origin. The tripod base has an elegant stance with high arched carved cabriole legs terminating in snake feet. A polished original finish crowns this work of art. Recommended as a highlight for your collection.
H. 29.75″, w. 23″, d. 15.5″. Please call or email further detail and pricing.
Reference: Portsmouth Furniture, Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, Brock Jobe, SPNEA