Posted 4 years ago
I found this table at a home sale located at a circa 1835 house in the Corn Hill neighborhood (first settled area) of Rochester, NY. The home was being sold, and the owners were also looking to sell some of their many furniture pieces and other antiques. The home was and still is furnished with period pieces, but it's hard to say how many of these are intrinsic to the house an whether or not this table had belonged to an original owner (the home was built by a successful French fur trapper as a gift for his parents).
I am completely unfamiliar with this style, it has ornamentation toward the top that was lathed and hand carved, and the bottom looks like it was possibly hand made in someone's home or barn; the decorative elements are very very simple and the base has very squared off elements.
Even with my utter lack of knowledge, I'm guessing at 1840s but could be completely off!
The condition is not good; one of the cylindrical pieces hanging from the corners of the table top is broken off, the table top itself is not very securely connected to the base, and it looks like at some point quite a long time ago one of the base's feet had been broken off and repaired, using the original foot (not a replacement piece).
Unfortunately there are no signatures, location stamps or other marks.
Well, thanks for reading and if there is a way to find out anything more about it that would be wonderful!