April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 26
 
Lot 26 - Chippendale mahogany tilt-top tea table

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Chippendale mahogany tilt-top tea table
pennsylvania, last quarter 18th century

With a dished top on tapering and ball-turned support, cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet.

H: 28 in. Diam: 33 3/4 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Acquired between 1858 and 1902 by Martha Reed Mitchell (Mrs. Alexander Mitchell), Vice Regent for Wisconsin (1858-1902).

Sold for $2,000
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

With a dished top on tapering and ball-turned support, cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet.

H: 28 in. Diam: 33 3/4 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Acquired between 1858 and 1902 by Martha Reed Mitchell (Mrs. Alexander Mitchell), Vice Regent for Wisconsin (1858-1902).

Martha Reed Mitchell (1817-1902)
Martha Reed Mitchell was born in Wisconsin and married Alexander Mitchell, a banking and railroad mogul from Milwaukee. In 1866, the Mitchells purchased 140 acres along the St. John's River in Jacksonville, Florida, and built a mansion called "Villa Alexandria." Its opulent interior was filled with paintings and furniture purchased on numerous European trips. Mitchell entertained frequently at the home, raising money for All Saints Episcopal Church and St. Luke's Hospital Association.

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