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Table


Object number

RIF3370

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 67.31 cm (26 1/2 in.); Length, top: 81.915 cm (32 1/4 in.); Width, top: 58.42 cm (23 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in southeastern Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

David A. Schorsch and Eileen Smiles Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Alfond, Weston, Massachusetts; sold to Wayne Pratt, Inc., Woodbury, Connecticut; sold to Peter H. Eaton Antiques, Inc., Newbury, Massachusetts; sold to Stephen A. Lefkowitz (born 1937) and Dinah Lefkowitz, New York, and Old Lyme, Connecticut, before 2007; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 4, 2007, lot 687

Associated names

Northeast Auctions
David A. Schorsch and Eileen Smiles Antiques
Wayne Pratt, Inc.
Peter H. Eaton Antiques, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Alfond
Stephen A. Lefkowitz

Construction

The two-board, oblong top has a thumb-molded edge and slightly rounded corners. It is secured to its frame by wood pins through the top and by nails through the inside faces of the rails below. The rails end in scalloped brackets; each has a similarly scalloped pendant. They meet the rectangular blocks atop the legs in mortise and tenon joints, each having two wood pins. The turned, tapering legs end in outset shod pad feet with incised ankles. On the underside of the top, slightly outside one of the short rails, is a butterfly joint missing its insert. Examined by P. E. Kane, August, 2007; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The table has traces of old green paint.

See also


Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Dinah and Stephen Lefkowitz Collection, sale cat. (August 4, 2007), 58, lot 687, ill.