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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1967.1448
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Joined table


Object number

RIF2093

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

55.563 x 52.07 x 37.148cm (21 7/8 x 20 1/2 x 14 5/8in.)

Date

1720–1750

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Possibly made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Soft maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Charles K. Davis (1889–1968), Fairfield, Connecticut; sold to Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur, Delaware; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1967

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont
Charles K. Davis

Construction

The rectangular single-board top has a quarter round edge and is secured to its frame by four wood pins, one at each corner of the frame below. The rails of the frame rake outward slightly; they all have molded skirts. The rails are tenoned to the rectangular tops of the legs, each joint showing two wood pins. The ends of the pins are smooth on the outside faces of the upper legs, and chiseled on the inside faces. The legs are deeply ball and reel-turned; tenoned to them are rectangular molded stretchers, each joint showing one wood pin. The feet are of later fate. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. N. Johnson, April 21, 2014; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

See also


Bibliography

Robert F. Trent, "New Insights on Early Rhode Island Furniture," American Furniture (1999): 220, fig. 19.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 180–181, no. 18, fig. 1.