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Item Details

Lot #521
DepartmentFurniture
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$2,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 12, 2019

Description

TWO-PART DROP-LEAF TABLE FROM THE S.S. GOVERNOR COBB OF THE EASTERN STEAMSHIP LINE Early 19th Century
In mahogany. Rectangular molded-edge top fitted with recessed covered pen and ink holders and a pair of double brass and glass candleholders. Shaped apron. Ring-turned legs joined by cross stretchers. Ornate brass key-form locking floor bolts at center of stretchers. Height 30. Length fully extended 101". Width 40".

Provenance:
Originally owned by Eastern Steamship employee Edward Waldron, who acquired the table in the late 1930s during an overhaul of the Governor Cobb.

By descent in the Waldron family.


The Governor Cobb was America's first turbine-powered steamboat. Named for Maine governor William T. Cobb, the 289-foot ship launched in 1906. From her homeport of Bath, Maine, she sailed the New England coast until 1937, when she was recruited for naval service during World War II. In June 1944 she was converted to the first helicopter launching ship. She was scrapped in 1947."

Condition

Original finish with scratches and minor wear. Small area of veneer repair.

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