Period Boston Federal mahogany round dining table with four extension leaves (original) Split pedestal base with four Round neoclassical column pedestal, Cuban and African Crotch Grain mahogany, attributed to Cornelius Briggs, Boston Briggs patented the expanding mechanism in the United Stated and an example of his work (a similar table) is in the American Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Dimensions: 51″ diameter when closed. With four (4) 20″ leaves to expand fully to 131″ x 51″.
Cornelius Briggs (Cabinetmaker)
Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)
Diameter: 51 in. (129.54 cm)
Style: Federal (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Mahogany
Place of Origin: United States
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1815-1820
Wear consistent with age and use. With four original leaves.