Jacques and Hay Curled Maple Renaissance Revival 1860’s Dining Table and Cabinet
This Jacques and Hay dining suite was featured in Ruth Cathcart’s 1986 book on Jacques and Hay. Ruth says at the time that these two pieces “are among the finest examples of Canadian Victorian furniture discovered to date” You can see pictures on pages 58 and 59 of that book.
The table is exceptional in every way. The quality of the curled maple timber is top drawer. The carving would have been executed by chief designer Charles Rogers.
The pedestal base splits in two by attaching the crank allowing for up to three leaves. The table measures 63 1/2 inches long (99 inches when extended) and is 54 inches wide. It is in excellent condition.
The china cabinet is very understated, highlighted by beautiful carving in the top portion. it measures an impressive 102 inches tall and is 50 inches wide. It separates into two pieces for moving and is in excellent condition as well.
There is good reason to believe that Jacques and Hay created these pieces in association with Edward VII Royal visit in 1860 when he was the Prince of Wales. A suite in birdseye maple was made for the Montreal segment of the Prince’s visit. These two pieces and the flaming birch buffet we are also featuring, all come from a Toronto estate and in turn were all purchased from the same Montreal estate in around 1970.
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