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Object number

RIF590

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

72.39 x 70.49 x 69.22 cm (28 1/2 x 27 3/4 x 27 1/4 in.)

Date

1760–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, May 19, 2005, lot 225

Associated names

Sotheby's

Construction

The circular, single-board top has a slightly rounded edge and is fitted on its underside with a trapezoidal brace with chamfered edges, which passes through two of the three rails of the skirt. The brace is attached to the top by five countersunk screws. The top is secured to the frame by three screw pockets, one in each of the scallop-skirted rails, which in turn are attached to the beaded rectangular blocks atop the legs with mortise-and-tenon joints with no visible wood pins. Below the rectangular blocks are turned, tapering legs ending in shod pad feet. Examined by P.E. Kane, May 17, 2005; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important American Folk Art, Furniture, and Silver, including the Gary Gold Dinner Service, sale cat. (May 19, 2005), 172, lot 225, ill.