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Candlestand with octagonal top, attributed to Samuel Dunlap (1752-1830) Salisbury, NH; circa 1800.   Most likely birch and maple.  Typical of Samuel Dunlap stands, the underside of top is sharply chamfered; the turned shaft ends in a hexagonal base.  The three legs have a center ridge on the upper surface, ending in simple snake feet.  An outstanding feature of this lovely table is that there is evidence that the very early red paint is over an original blue. A rare piece in excellent surface and condition.  Provenance:  David Good; Mr. and Mrs. James O’Keene Sale, Sotheby’s January 1997;  Dimensions: height 25”; top 16” x 16”.

 
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