Mid-19th Century


Octagonal four-drawer base surmounted by two octagonal wooden platforms supported by turned whale ivory columns. Upper tier with four thread spindles and the lower tier with eight. Turned whale ivory cup at top, probably for a pincushion. Turned whale ivory components, including the cup, spindles, columns, drawer pulls and turned feet, with red and blue incised banding. Platforms and top of base with sunburst design in alternating woods. Perimeter moldings in alternating woods studded with metal pique. Base's drawers and panels with matching abalone and ivory inlay in a flower petal and concentric circle design. Ivory trim at each corner of base.
Height 11.5". Length 9".
Condition: Once column and perimeter molding off but present. Wobbles slightly on feet. Residue from pincushion at top of cup. Some loss of red and blue coloring. Some pearling of whale ivory components. Scattered age lines. Moldings don't perfectly align. Possibly some areas of restoration.

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August 19, 2021 9:30 AM EDT
East Dennis, MA, US


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