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Dining table


Object number

RIF2355

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: possibly John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Height: 70.485 cm (27 3/4 in.); Depth: 109.22 cm (43 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Christie's, New York, October 18, 1986, lot 515. Christie's, New York, January 18–19, 2006, lot 585

Associated names

Christie's

Construction

The frame is attached to the top through three cross braces under the top and one glue block on each of the long sides. The frame is strengthened by two cross braces dovetailed to the lower edge of the stationary rails. The tops of the legs on the hinged rails are rabbeted to fit around the corners of the frame. Source: Notes compiled by P. E. Kane from a photograph in Christie's, New York Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 18, 1986), lot 515.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and Decoys, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2007), 304, lot 585, ill.