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Table


Object number

RIF1190

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

68.9 x 90.49 x 62.87 cm (27 1/8 x 35 5/8 x 24 3/4 in.)

Date

1750–1790

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (cross braces); white pine (blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, from at least 2011 to 2013

Associated names

Nathan Liverant and Son

Construction

The oblong, two-board top has a rounded edge and three-quarter-round outset corners, and is secured to its frame by a screw pocket on the inside face of each rail, by rectangular horizontal glue blocks (two missing) within the long rails, by wood pins, and by multiple countersunk screws in two transverse battens, which pass through the long rails beside the tops of the legs. The rails have square-edged, flat-arched skirts with integral scalloped knee brackets, and join the legs in mortise and tenon joints having two wood pins each. The turned, tapered legs end in shod pad feet. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. N. Johnson, May 22, 2013; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

"Nathan Liverant and Son advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (September 9, 2011): 37, ill.
"Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques, LLC, Porringer Top Tea Table," http://www.liverantantiques.com/american-antique-details.asp?stockID=272&catID=&subID=8 (accessed May 31, 2012).