Potthast Brothers Federal style table

bow-fronted side table

SKU: C-7114 Category:


Federal style by Potthast Brothers, Baltimore, mahogany bow-fronted side table

Description: This is a very fine  Solid  Mahogany Federal Style buffet table  By:  Potthast  FURN. Co.   Crafted with Split turning moulded back rail above a  hand  dovetailed drawer with central bow front and  conforming split turnings on reeded slender baluster mahogany legs.    Table  includes  original backsplash, and  retains its original label (POTTHAST BROS.)
Measurements:   39″ H X 43″ W X 19” D By: POTTHAST BROS. Furn .    
Date: 20th century.
Extra Notes: The design is based on models from the late 18th century. A good quality reproduction typical of this company. The leading importer of mahogany is the United States, followed by Britain.   This fine lumber is prized for its beauty, durability, and color, and used for making furniture, musical instruments and other items. The  British Parliament removed all import duties from timber imported into Britain from British possessions in the Americas in 1721 the. The trade was  immediately stimulated in West Indian timbers, most importantly, mahogany.  By 1740 Importations of mahogany into England reached 525 tons per annum . The origin of the name is uncertain.  The name mahogany was initially associated only with those islands in the West Indies under British control (French colonists used the term ‘acajou’, while in the Spanish territories it was called ‘caoba’). , but it could be a corruption of ‘m’oganwo’, the name used by the Yoruba and Ibo people of West Africa to described trees of the genus Khaya, which is closely related to Swietenia.