Maritime Canadian Mahogany Dropleaf Table
Here we are offering a superb early 19th century mahogany dropleaf table, most likely of Halifax or St. John origins. Made by an experienced craftsman, using choice mahogany with active graining. The top center section utilizes a 22-inch wide single plank with ruled joints to accomodate the two drop leaves. Each leaf has two swinging butterfly supports, and amazingly, after 200 years the leaves sit perfectly level, a true sign of quality construction. The legs have ebonized ring turnings that have been known to be featured on pieces from the Halifax and St. John areas. The single drawer has fine dovetails and small square brads securing the bottom board. Pine secondary wood throughout. The backside would've also had a knob to pose as a faux drawer, but the knob has been removed at some time in its history and the hole was plugged -- this alteration could easily be reversed. As well, take note of the iron bracket that was added 100-plus years ago to shore up one of the legs. Additional photos below.