American Hepplewhite Three Part Dining Table

American Hepplewhite Three Part Dining Table

A large, beautiful and very interesting table. The primary wood is heavy and fine quality mahogany and the secondary wood is entirely walnut, something we rarely see. The center section has four legs, two of which swing to support the drop leaves. Each end section has five legs with one swinging to support a half oval drop leaf. The fixed tops of all three sections are not as wide as we normally expect so that when all of the leaves are down and the sections are together the whole table is just four feet square. Fully extended it is just under 12 feet long. The drop leaves of the end sections being rounded and at the ends rather than rectangular and toward the center is unique in our experience and reminds us of the Monticello joinery dining table.

This table was bought some years ago in Savannah with the story that it came from Fredericksburg. That certainly seems possible but, I have not been able to prove it. It is usable as is, but would benefit from some cosmetic repairs to cuff inlays, etc.

probably Virginia, 1790-1810 c.H: 28.5"W: 48"D: 139"Reference number: 02532