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Tea table


Object number

RIF3044

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

64.77 x 77.47 x 49.53 cm (25 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mrs. Frank Lippitt Glezen (née Anna F. Draper. probably 1854), Providence, Rhode Island; bequeathed to her cousin's son, Leonard Swain (1891–1949), Providence, Rhode Island, and Pomfret, Connecticut, 1936; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1936; sold to Mrs. Edmund Burke Ball, Muncie, Indiana, 1936; given to the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Stratford, Virgnia, 1936; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 16–17, 1999, lot 748

Associated names

Anna F. Draper
Leonard Swain
Israel Sack, Inc.
Mrs. Edmund Burke Ball
Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, Furniture, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 16–17, 1999), 238–239, lot 748, ill.
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), 213n1.