Two-drawer side table
29-3/8 in x 24 in x 18 in
Mahogany; tulip poplar drawer sides and bottom, white pine drawer fronts
Historic Odessa Foundation
“Samuel Samuel[?]” is written on the underside of the upper drawer, just above the roof line of the pictured house.
The table top and the top of the base show splits in the mahogany veneer where separate framing members underneath are joined because of different rates of expansion and contraction. A similar split occurs on the urn-shaped standard. The turned wooden drawer pulls are applied with modern screws from within the drawers. The pulls themselves are likely replacements; no marks on the drawer fronts suggest brass pulls were ever used.
The table was purchased from Joan and Martin Mason, who occupied the John Zelfro Crouch House at 203 Main Street, Odessa.
The two-drawer table is completely covered with figured mahogany veneers. The drawers, each of which has a brass keyhole liner, are flanked by S- or ogee-shaped appliqués. The drawer case stands on square urn-shaped standard atop a platform or pedestal with scrolled legs on casters at each of four corners. The table is made in the Empire or Classical Revival style. The top drawer has a drawing on the underside that shows a house with separate design details drawn above it. It includes a name that has not yet been identified.
Side table (a) with 2 drawers (b,c) with lock and wood knobs on pedestal with 4 scrolled feet on casters