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Object number

RIF3327

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 27 3/4 x 35 1/2 x 25 3/8 in. (70.49 x 90.17 x 64.45 cm)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (glue blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1970; private collection, Houston, by 1975. Thomas Jameson III, Houston, 2004

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Construction

The oblong single-board top has a slightly rounded edge and outset three-quarter-round corners, and is joined to the rails of the frame below by screw pockets?two each in the long rails, one each in the short rails?and by horizontal chamfered glue blocks (some missing). Under the top are shadows of two transverse braces which formerly ran through each long rail (now patched), and were screwed into the top outside the frame. The legs are attached to the skirts by mortise and tenon joints, each showing two wood pins, and by vertical chamfered glue blocks. The tapered legs end in shod pad feet. Examined by P.E. Kane, March 12, 2004; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd

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Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 3, p. 709, no. P3302.
Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, "Living with Antiques: A Distinguished Houston Collection," Antiques 108, no. 3 (September 1975): 458, fig. 1.