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Object number

RIF1419

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 64.77 cm (25 1/2 in.); Width, top: 88.9 cm (35 in.); Width, frame: 71.12 cm (28 in.); Width, feet: 72.39 cm (28 1/2 in.); Depth, top: 59.055 cm (23 1/4 in.); Depth, frame: 42.863 cm (16 7/8 in.); Depth, feet: 46.355 cm (18 1/4 in.)

Date

1750–1790

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); red cedar (glue blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"...Property of / the Misses / ...Allen," in ink, on fragment of gummed paper label on underside of top

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1969

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont

Construction

The single-board top, rounded on the edge, is joined to the frame on the underside by two countersunk screws. Each rail, with the corner bracket incorporated into the rail, is tenoned and double-pegged to the legs; the joint is reinforced with vertical glue blocks. Source: Richards, Nancy E. and Nancy Goyne Evans. New England Furniture at Winterthur (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 222.

See also


Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 302.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 222–223, no. 111, left, ill.