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Dining table


Object number

RIF622

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (leaves, legs, and inner rails); oak (hinged rails)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mr. Sextant/Sexton, East Providence, Rhode Island; sold to Martha Freeman Nicholson (née Sayles, 1896–1947) and Paul Coe Nicholson (1888–1956), Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent in their family

Associated names

Mr. Sextant/Sexton
Paul C. Nicholson
Martha Freeman (Sayles) Nicholson

Construction

One leaf has been cut down and made stationary and the frame has been shortened. The hinges are marked but are too corroded to decipher the mark. There are toothing plane marks on the underside of the center top. The leaves are attached with two hinges each, with three screws in each half of the hinge. The stationary rails, which are not full-length, are dovetailed to the table ends at the hinged rail side. The stationary and hinged rails are attached to one another with T-headed nails. The top is attached to the frame with pegs through the top. The top of the hinged leg is rabbeted to fit under the table end. The hinges have five square teeth. Two pins support each joint of the frame to the legs. Examined by P. E. Kane, October 4, 2004.