Winter Associates, Inc.
Late 18th C. Massachussetts Chippendale Drop Leaf Gateleg Dining Table- $2,000-4,000
Late 18th C. Massachusetts Chippendale drop leaf gateleg dining table with inscription indicating it was once used by family of celebrated patriot Dr. General Joseph Warren (American, 1741-1775) and owned by Fenno and Holbrook families, mahogany with pine and maple, oblong top and leaves with square corners, symacurved apron, cabriole legs terminating in ball and claw feet, two pencil inscriptions, first found along inner apron and is visible when table top is removed and raking light is applied, two typewritten labels located behind one of gatelegs, the first reading "This table came into the possession of the Holbrook Family as a gift of Charles W. Fenno of Worcester, Massachusetts. The Fenno's bought the estate of General Warren and this table was one of the pieces of furniture sold with the old General Warren House at Worcester, Mass. It dates back to before the Revolutionary War", the second typewritten label reads, "'At the time of the Battle of Bunker Hill General Warren's wife and children took their meals on this table as they were staying with Elijah Dix in Worcester, Mass.'" which paraphrases the later pencil inscription, the second pencil inscription found behind one of gatelegs reads, "This table belonged once to Dr. Elijah Dix who lived in the house at ? School St./The house in which Mrs. D? Fenno had/This table afterward furnished by Mrs. Fenno and she gave it in her will.18?", later L-shaped brackets and rods joining table legs to apron including one hand-forged and custom made support, splits to one of drop leaves reinforced with later brackets, outer portion of wood replaced on one leg, opposite leg with metal bracket, expected finish wear, 27 ½" h. x 41 ¾" w. x 15 ½" d. (approximately 43 1/4" d. with both leaves extended). [Table was reviewed at Antiques Road Show in Hartford, CT several years ago, causing considerable excitement among appraisers.]
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