Beautiful Candle or Kettle Stand.  Compass Star Inlay
Likely Connecticut, possibly Massachusetts, ca. 1750-1780 .....SOLD  

Cherrywood, with inlay of maple and walnut on the dishtop with finely turned inner molded edge. The column features a bladed knop and half-ball above a tripod cabriole-base with pad feet, the bottom of the column crisply chip carved. Well cared for its entire life, this stand is in exemplary condition, including old and likely first surface. The small scale of the dishtop is often referred to as a ”kettle” stand (perhaps for tea) yet would have been equally at home supporting lighting. Delightful small size, the dishtop about 11 1/2 inches in diameter (with a half inch of shrinkage), overall about 27 inches tall. Graceful and elegant. Stands tall, straight, proud.  Provenance: Private collection bought 30 years ago from Zeke Liverant.

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