Early Virginia Stretcher Base Wring Table
Northern Virginia, Probably Alexandria
Walnut &Yellow pine
H: 29”; W:24”; D: 20”
This small writing table exhibits a number of stylistically ambitious features. The legs are square but chamfered on the inner corners and molded on the outer corners. The three board top has a molded edge. At least four of the pierced brackets are original and convey a bit of elegance. Particularly notable is the design of the H stretchers which swell at juncture of the tenoned cross member.
The table was acquired locally in the early 20th century and is from the collection of one of Alexandria’s oldest families.