Lot 773

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Labeled William McCracken, New Orleans, Walnut Center Table

third quarter 19th century, in the Rococo Revival style, the tortoise-form marble top over a conforming shaped apron with a cabochon-centered carved cartouche, the inside of the apron retaining two McCracken paper labels, raised on cabriole legs joined by serpentine stretchers with a carved finial, the label reading, "Manufactured by William McCracken No. 45 Royal Street New Orleans".
h. 29-3/4", w. 43-1/2", d. 29"

Notes: William McCracken was among the premier furniture manufacturers and retailers in mid-19th-century New Orleans. Active from about 1832 until his death in 1872, at various times his brother John, and later his younger brother James, joined him in the firm. The firm remained in business for a number of years after his death. A Rococo Revival table with a paper label with the same address is conserved by The Historic New Orleans Collection. That table is believed to have been manufactured by J. & J. W. Meeks, New York.

    Dimensions:
  • h. 29-3/4", w. 43-1/2", d. 29"
  • Notes:
  • William McCracken was among the premier furniture manufacturers and retailers in mid-19th-century New Orleans. Active from about 1832 until his death in 1872, at various times his brother John, and later his younger brother James, joined him in the firm. The firm remained in business for a number of years after his death. A Rococo Revival table with a paper label with the same address is conserved by The Historic New Orleans Collection. That table is believed to have been manufactured by J. & J. W. Meeks, New York.
  • Condition:
  • **Structurally sound. Marble top is a later appropriate replacement. Skirt moldings with old repairs. One leg with old repair from knee down to the stretcher. Brass casters intact. Attractive, old finish and patina.

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December 12, 2021 10:00 AM CST
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