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Table


Object number

RIF1420

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 64.77 cm (25 1/2 in.); Width, top: 97.79 cm (38 1/2 in.); Width, frame: 62.23 cm (24 1/2 in.); Width, feet: 60.96 cm (24 in.); Depth, top: 62.23 cm (24 1/2 in.); Depth, frame: 46.99 cm (18 1/2 in.); Depth, feet: 46.673 cm (18 3/8 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

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

Medium

Hard maple (top); soft maple (rails and legs)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Private Collection, New London, Connecticut. George Arons and Brothers, Ansonia, Connecticut, 1935; sold to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, 1935; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1969

Associated names

Unknown

Construction

The two-board top is constructed of a wide and a narrow board now connected by three small slip tenons pegged to either side of the joint. The top, with slightly chamfered edge, is secured to the frame with wooden pegs (wedged) into all four rails. The 1 3/16"-thick rails are cut to include the corner brackets. The legs are tenoned (shouldered on inside and upper edges) and double-pegged to the rails. Source: Richards, Nancy E. and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 222–223.

Notes

The table's base may have originally been painted red. There are remnants of a later coat of black paint on the base and the edges of the top, which has been refinished and is coated with a natural resin.

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), n.p., no. 301, ill.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), no. 227, ill.
Dean A. Fales, Jr., American Painted Furniture, 1660–1880, eds. Robert Bishop and Cyril I. Nelson (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1972), 76–77, fig. 119.
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, right, ill.