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Dining table


Object number

RIF589

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Open: 72.39 x 145.42 x 121.29 cm (28 1/2 x 57 1/4 x 47 3/4 in.)

Date

1710–1735

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); cherry and white pine (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, before 1951; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1951; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Polly Mariner Stone
Stanley Stone

Construction

The legs, stretchers, and drawer case are held together by means of mortise-and-tenon joints with pegs. The central section of the top is pegged to the frame. Each drop leaf is made from three maple boards; the central part of the top is made from two; in each case the boards are held together by interior pins. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 278.

Bibliography

Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950), 240, ill.
Stanley Stone, "Rhode Island Furniture at Chipstone, Part I," Antiques 91, no. 2 (February 1967): 211, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 278–279, no. 129, ill.
Robert F. Trent, "New Insights on Early Rhode Island Furniture," American Furniture (1999): 221, fig. 21.
Erik Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Early Rhode Island Turning," American Furniture (2005): 11, fig. 22–23.
Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1. Early Colonial Period, The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007), 156n1.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 31n53, 181n6.