A Diminutive Figured
Maple Drop Leaf Table, New England, c1760
Tiny drop leaf tables like
these are extremely rare, when they're right, and
have no alterations or repairs. This is a fine, old
one, with almost no surface left, which we are keeping
in its as-found state. Note the highly figured top,
(see below). With a finish on it, this would really
be a showstopper, but this is the type of piece that
enjoys its original old, no doubt, first surface-the
type of thing in as-found, untouched condition, that
has been obviously used and enjoyed through the years.
While it's small, it's built like a tank, and, no
doubt, has hundred of years in front of it.
27 1/2 in. Length: 32 in. Depth: 14 in. - 32 1/4 in.