American Classical Carved Mahogany Chamber Table, c. 1820, attr. to Duncan Phyfe, New York, case with three drawers, reeded curule base, turned stretcher, paw feet, casters, h. 35 1/4 in., w. 36 in., d. 19 3/4 in. Provenance: New Orleans Antiquarian Collection. Note: The curule base on the table here is closely related to a large suite of furniture made by Duncan Phyfe for New York merchant Thomas Cornell Pearsall, most of which is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each piece of seated furniture in the Pearsall suite features a similarly styled base with a baluster-turned stretcher and delicate paw feet, also seen on the table in the present lot. The overall form of this table is a near match to a dressing table made by Phyfe for the home of James Vanderpoel in Kinderhook, New York, illustrated in Nancy McClelland’s Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, 1735-1830.
Ref.: Brown, Michael K. and Peter M. Kenny. Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011, p. 178; McClelland, Nancy. Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, 1735-1830. New York: Dover Publications, 1980 (org. 1939), p. 171 (also see pp. 289-293).