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Dining table


Object number

RIF3351

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 69.85 x 45.09 x 107.32 cm (27 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 42 1/4 in.); Width, open: 134.62 cm (53 in.); Drawer: 7.78 x 30.16 x 53.02 cm (3 1/16 x 11 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.); Upper frame: 9.84 x 40.48 x 91.76 cm (3 7/8 x 15 15/16 x 36 1/8 in.); Height, gate: 32.39 cm (12 3/4 in.); Width, gate: 40.64 cm (16 in.)

Date

1710–1740

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (legs and stretchers); white pine and chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Glidden family. Grogan Auction Gallery, Dedham, Massachusetts, 2002; sold to Erik Gronning, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Associated names

Glidden family
Grogan Auction Gallery
Erik Gronning

Construction

The gates pivot in opposite directions. The drawer is supported on a central runner. The walnut top has been replaced. The table retains its old, if not original, finish. The base frame has been notched to allow modern screws to be added to further strengthen the new top attachment. The drawer knob is missing. Source: Erik Gronning, "Rhode Island Table Survey," unpublished typescript, copy in the Rhode Island Furniture Archive Files, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography

"Grogan and Company advertisement," Antiques and Fine Art (October 11, 2002): 193.