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Table


Object number

RIF799

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

62.865 x 86.995 x 71.12 cm (24 3/4 x 34 1/4 x 28 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Connecticut, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Soft maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Dr. Frederick F. Fussenich (1878–1925), Torrington, Connecticut; sold to Charles Milton Davenport, Boston; given to the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1943 until at least 1979. Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 2006, lot 317

Associated names

Dr. Frederick F. Fussenick
Charles Milton Davenport
Williams College Museum of Art
Sotheby's

Construction

The rear edges of the rails are chamfered. The rails are joined to the legs with twelve-millimeter, double-shouldered tenons, offset to the outside about one inch from the top, with two pins in each tenon. The legs are at 96 degree angles from the top of the table. They are turned, and their sides are shaved down to fit the angle of the frame. There are scribe lines on the feet where the turning stopped. The top of the table has jack plane marks. Examined by P. E. Kane, October 2006.

Notes

The table has areas of gray paint on top of green paint.

Bibliography

Karl E. Weston, "American Furniture at Williams College," Antiques 45, no. 2 (February 1944): 74, fig. 3.
Leslie B. Keno, Early American Furniture from the Charles M. Davenport Collection, exh. cat. (Williamstown, Mass.: Williams College Museum of Art, 1979), no. 10.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana Including Property from the Rhode Island Historical Society, sale cat. (October 7, 2006), 229, lot 317, ill.