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Table


Object number

RIF1422

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 73.66 cm (29 in.); Width, top (across grain): 67.151 cm (26 7/16 in.); Width, top (with grain): 67.945 cm (26 3/4 in.); Width, frame: 36.83 cm (14 1/2 in.); Width, feet: 41.751 cm (16 7/16 in.); Depth, frame: 36.83 cm (14 1/2 in.); Depth, feet: 40.64 cm (16 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

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

Medium

Soft maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"X," incised on one rail; "V," incised on another rail

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1941. Colonel Guy Warren Walker, Jr. (1897–1978), Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, before 1958; sold to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, 1958; given to Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Delaware, 1959

Associated names

Colonel Guy Warren Walker, Jr.
Henry Francis du Pont

Construction

The two-board top, its applied molding both nailed and pinned (later), is pinned to the frame from the top; there are two pins on one pair of rails and a single pin on the other. The skirt rails are tenoned (shoulders on inside) and double-pinned to the legs. Small knee brackets are glued to the face of the skirt. Source: Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 230.

Notes

The table was painted or stained at one time and is now covered with a natural resin finish.

Bibliography

"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 40, no. 5 (November 1941): 262, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 229–230, no. 117, ill.