Naylor Antiques

Early American Furnishings

Classical Carved Mahogany Drum Table, Baltimore, c.1825

a Classical carved mahogany drum or work table; Baltimore, c.1825; while larger center, loo, or “rent” tables were considered relatively extravagant furniture forms during the period, American-made examples with diameters of 24 inches or less are rare, most versions being English and/or reproductions; secondary woods are “baywood” mahogany, yellow pine, and white pine; the top is book-matched veneered with some patching to the edges; there is a doweled repair to the pedestal where it joins two of the legs; the pulls are replacements; the brass casters are original; one drawer interior is signed “C. H. Gray”, possibly by the same Charles H. Gray listed as a cabinetmaker in Gregory Weidman’s Furniture in Maryland, 1740-1940; dimensions: 31 1/2″ tall x 24 1/2″ diameter


a pencil signature on the inside bottom of one of the drawers

a small center table with an identical column turning profile, very possibly from the same Baltimore shop; New Orleans Auctions Galleries, February 24, 2013

Classical Maryland, 1815-1845, The Maryland Historical Society, 1993

American Antique Furniture; Edgar Miller, 1937; Miller drew primarily on local Baltimore collections

Christie’s, October 10, 1987

Christie’s, Sale 1613, December 16, 2005, Lot #10

American Antiques From Israel Sack Collection, Vol. VIII