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Tea table


Object number

RIF777

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 64.135 cm (25 1/4 in.); Height, top: 63.183 cm (24 7/8 in.); Width, feet: 80.328 cm (31 5/8 in.); Width, skirt: 76.835 cm (30 1/4 in.); Depth, feet: 50.8 cm (20 in.); Depth, skirt: 46.355 cm (18 1/4 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (glue blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"S. Wyatt," in chalk, and "Prof Frieze," in graphite (19th c.), on underside of top

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Jacob Freese (died 1799), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Jacob Freese II (1789–1880), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Professor Henry Simmons Frieze (1817–1889), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Lyman Bowers Frieze, Jr., Staten Island, New York; by descent to Mr. and Mrs. Savage C. Frieze, Jr.; given to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981

Associated names

Jacob Freese
Jacob Freese II
Henry Simmons Frieze
Lyman Bowers Frieze, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Savage C. Frieze, Jr.

Bibliography

Morrison H. Heckscher, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Late Colonial Period, The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles (New York: Random House, 1985), 185–186, no. 115, ill.
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), 213n1.