Naylor Antiques

Early American Furnishings

Baltimore Mahogany Dining Table, c.1835



attributed to John Needles; nearly identical pillar turnings and bases can be seen on a related table, both halves being labeled by Needles, pictured below; the flat, cockbeaded apron is a Federal hold-over, eventually replaced by the more common curved “bullnose” apron with carved corners seen on the labeled example; dimensions: 29” high x 41” wide x 84” long; from the estate of Ms. Norma Smith of Luray, Virginia



This is an end view of one section of a Classical two-part mahogany dining table, each part with a paper label of cabinetmaker John Needles of Baltimore, Maryland. Overall dimensions as set up are 46 1/2″ wide x 95″ long. It appeared to go to collectors for $19,800. William A. Smith Inc., Plainfield, New Hampshire, February 19, 2001. (