Federal Demilune

This handsome masterpiece features knobbed feet, surmounted by tapered legs, which are inlaid with sand-shaded holly bellflowers, graduated in size, vines, and berries over satinwood, bordered by black-white string. A single bellflower embellishes each leg just above the foot.

The neoclassical theme is carried on the demilune apron in the form of three exquisite swags of sand-shaded and graduated bellflowers, vines, and berries, tied with intricate bowknots.

The curved aprons are composed of laminated bricks of pine, veneered over with striped mahogany. The legs are double-tenoned into the thick apron for strength.

The demilune top is made of swirl mahogany, inlaid with a delicate necklace of holly leaves and berries around its curve. The end leaves turn neatly toward the corners in a trick known as a filip. Satinwood borders strongly emphasize the curvilinear top and apron edges.

Impressive to all who behold it, this artistic masterwork will gracefully adorn any important entry or wall.

Inspired by a card table made by John Seymour of Boston, circa 1795

Dimensions: 18"D x 36"W x 30"H French-polished Mahogany

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