Naylor Antiques

Early American Furnishings

Maryland Astragal Work Table, c.1820


an American mahogany and mahogany veneered astragal work table; made of finely figured veneers and choice solid woods; this form was common from Charleston to Boston; the reeded top edge, poplar secondary, and most importantly, the ringed and tapered legs on “trumpet” feet are all indicative of a Maryland (probably Baltimore) origin; the triple reeded top edge, the double reeded apron beading, and almost identical legs can be found on a Maryland dining table found in Weidman’s book Furniture in Maryland, 1740-1940 (fig.151); some minor patching; dimensions: 28½” tall x 26½” wide x 15” deep