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Table


Object number

RIF593

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

67.945 x 83.185 x 64.77 cm (26 3/4 x 32 3/4 x 25 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island, or made in eastern Connecticut, or made in southeastern Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

The Eckart Family, Westport, Connecticut. John S. Walton, New York, before 1955; sold to Polly Mariner (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1955; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 16–17, 2003, lot 245; Christie's, New York, June 18, 2003, lot 135

Associated names

Eckart family
John S. Walton
Polly Mariner Stone
Stanley Stone
The Chipstone Foundation
Christie's

Construction

The top is made of two thin boards of maple of different widths but equal lengths. The rails that form the frame are tenoned into the legs and secured with pegs. The top is pegged to the upper part of both legs and to the framing rails. The original red paint still covers most of the table. No corner blocks were used inside the frame. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 272.

Bibliography

Stanley Stone, "Rhode Island Furniture at Chipstone, Part II," Antiques 91, no. 4 (April 1967): 511, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 272–273, no. 126, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and Prints, sale cat. (June 18, 2003), lot 135, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Scrimshaw, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 16–17, 2003), 130, lot 245, ill.