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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
May 20, 2023
attributed to John Seymour, carving attributed to Thomas Wightman, 1805-1812, deeply shaped figured top over cupid's bow form skirt with highly figured mahogany and rosewood banding, deeply carved bellflower motifs, ring and baluster turnings, stylized fern carved and reeded legs, 36 x 46 x 23-1/2 in.
Note: Accompanied by a two page examination report by Robert Mussey discussing the details of the table and its attribution. In summation, Mussey notes that "the overall serpentine shape of the top, and conforming shape of the rails, is quite elegant and dramatic, and unique in my experience in Boston." 36 x 45-3/4 x 23-1/4 in.
Literature: Illustrated in Robert Mussey, Jr., The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour, catalog no. 77.
excellent condition, minor stains and abrasions to top with some slight checking, other checking and minor veneer and banding repairs, traces of early dark finish
Underside of top with early paper label inscribed "James Diamond";
Sold Sotheby's, January 17, 1999, lot 840 (sold for $96,000);
Milly McGehee, 1999 (accompanied by original invoice);
Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow
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