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Stand


Object number

RIF868

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 24 3/8 in. (61.91 cm) Diameter of top: 21 1/4 in. (53.98 cm)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry (brace)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"J. M. Lon [or Lee?]," in graphite, on underside of brace

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 2005. Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 6–8, 2010, lot 855; sold to Clark Pearce, Essex, Massachusetts

Associated names

Nathan Liverant and Son
Northeast Auctions
Clark Pearce

Construction

The circular top has a plain rounded edge. A segment of a circle is inscribed on the underside of the top, to which is attached, by means of four large and four small screws, a cleat, whose edges are chamfered and whose ends are rounded and tapered. The top of the vasiform and ring-turned pedestal is doweled into the cleat. On the bottom of the cylindrical base of the pedestal is a metal plate, affixed with flat-headed nails, which obscures the joints between the pedestal and the cabriole legs, which end in shod snake feet. Examined by P. E. Kane, July 25, 2012; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

See also


Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Annual Summer Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 6–8, 2010), 100, lot 855, ill.
David Hewett, "Northeast's Annual Sale Gets $2.753 Million in Manchester," Maine Antique Digest (October 2010): 31-A, ill.