Highly Important Eagle-Carved, Gilt and Vert-Antique Decorated Brass-Inlaid Rosewood Games Table
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854)
New York c.1815
The hinged swiveling oblong top with canted corners, brass stringing and burl wood cross banding, opening to a well lined with patterned paper, the case with a conforming apron, the canted corners paneled with burl wood, the top edge and apron bottom decorated with brass stringing, above a pair of outward-facing gilt and vert-antique painted, carved eagles, supported in the rear by gilded and painted baluster and ring turned posts all raised on an abacus shaped base its sides punctuated by gilded rosettes and at the corners, four gilt and vert-antique decorated acanthus carved hocked legs with gilded acanthus carved brackets in front, extending beneath the base to almost touch each other, the animal paw feet raised on brass casters.
H: 30½” W: 36” D: 18½”