blue painted tavern table
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Pine and poplar retaining the original blue-painted finish, the four-board top pegged to a splayed base with boldly turned legs. A rare survivor.
Ht. 26 ¾”, W. 26 ¾”, D. 24 ¾”
Provenance: David Wheatcroft, Westborough, MA; Joe Kindig, Jr., York, PA; Philip Bradley, Downingtown, PA; Dinah & Stephen Lefkowitz, Connecticut; Sold, Northeast Auctions, 4 August 2007, lot 651
Literature: Beach, “Restraint and Abundance in a Manhattan Loft,” Antiques & Fine Art, 2006, Vol. VI, Issue 5.
For similar examples of the form, see Shea, The Pennsylvania Dutch and Their Furniture (1980), pp. 56-57; Garvan, The Pennsylvania German Collection (1982), p. 48, no. 4.