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Dining table


Object number

RIF3363

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

75.57 x 164.15 x 58.1 cm (29 3/4 x 64 5/8 x 22 7/8 in.)

Date

1750–1775

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (one stationary rail); yellow poplar (one stationary rail); maple (hinged rails, medial brace, blocks nailed to top and rabbeted to the rails, and glue blocks)

Marks

Illegible maker's mark, stamped on hinges

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Private collection

Construction

The mahogany top is held to the frame by blocks screwed to the top and into the tops of the hinged rails and end rails. The medial brace is the full height of the frame and is fastened to the hinged rail with two through-tenons that each have two wedges. The joints of the hinged rail are rounded. The stationary rails extend from the medial brace to the end rails and are fastened to the hinged rails with five rosehead nails and to the end rails with dovetails. Vertical glue blocks reinforce the dovetail joints. The tops of the swing legs are rabbeted to fit under the stationary rails. Examined by P. E. Kane and Dennis Carr.

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