This federal style demi-lune table, or console table, was not a direct reproduction of, but certainly embodies many aspects of the works of John and Thomas Seymour, prominent furniture makers in the Boston area from 1784-1850s. The federal period (1780-1830) coincides with the early years of our country during which the government took shape. Although some federal furniture has a patriotic decoration that is closely linked to early Americana, most underlying elements that show through on federal furniture can be traced back to old European designers and may even include classical elements of Greco-Roman architecture.
The decorative inlay I chose for this mahogany table has been refined to include all the essentials of a federal piece without adding ornamentation that would limit the inclusion of the table to specific collection .The top is a sunburst of crotch mahogany veneer and the legs are bordered with a fine holly stringing. On the top face of the leg there is a macaser ebony inlay leading to an arrangement of shaded bell flowers. All sides of the ankle have been wrapped with an ebony cuff to complete the leg.
Dimensions: 36 " x 18" x 29"