American Federal Work Table - Museum Quality


Fine work table of the Federal American period, attributed to the French master cabinetmaker Michel Bouvier. A rectangular top of banded characteristic "chocolate" colored mahogany with outset fine ring-turned columns on every corner. The 2 drawers veneered with bird's eye maple, as is also the base and the four sabre legs. The double lyre pedestal is profusely carved and gilt. The upper part of the sabre legs are accented by brass flowering acorns over ebonized decorations. Brass lion paw feet with casters below.

* Michel Bouvier fled from France to America as a young soldier after Waterloo. French artisans saw Philadelphia as a place to make a mark. Bouvier took up cabinet-making, and soon had a thriving business. He made furnishings for Stephen Girard and Joseph Bonaparte , King of Sicily and Spain, who lived at 206 South 9th Street after his brother's fall from power and before moving to New Jersey. While Bouvier did make money at cabinetry, he made his fortune in land speculation. He married Louise C. Vernou in 1828. One of his daughters, Emma would become the stepmother of Katharine Drexel. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis(previously known as Jackie Bouvier) was another famous descendant.



  • Origin: American
  • Dimensions: Width, depth 51, Height 72 cms
  • Location: Arriving soon-May be reserved now
  • Condition: Excellent, original
  • Period: ca.1810-1820
  • Free delivery within Spain: Yes


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