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Object number

RIF1887

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm (25 in.); Width, top: 88.9 cm (35 in.); Depth, top: 58.42 cm (23 in.)

Date

1750–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Litchfield, Connecticut; sold to David A. Schorsch and Eileen Smiles Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut. Raymond and Susan Egan, Princeton, New Jersey, and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, by 2006; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 5, 2006, lot 762

Associated names

David A. Schorsch and Eileen Smiles Antiques
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Raymond Egan
Susan Egan
Northeast Auctions

Construction

The oblong two-board top has a slightly rounded edge and three-quarter-round outset corners and is secured to its frame by wood pins visible in the top and by (later) screw pockets, two in each straight-skirted rail. These rails are attached to the legs in mortise and tenon joints, each having one wood pin, and are reinforced by later pairs of vertical triangular blocks. The rectangular blocks which are joined to the frame are roundly chamfered above the tapering legs which end in shod pad feet. Examined by P.E. Kane and M. Taradash, July 30, 2006; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., The Folk Art Collection of Susan and Raymond Egan, sale cat. (August 5, 2006), 67, lot 762, ill.