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Table


Object number

RIF3448

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

66.04 x 83.82 x 66.04 cm (26 x 33 x 26 in.)

Date

1740–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Connecticut, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"X," in chalk, on underside of top

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to Marguerite and Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 19, 2008, lot 589

Associated names

Marguerite Riordan
Arthur Riordan
Christie's
John Walton, Inc.

Construction

The elliptical top?s two boards are held together by two butterfly joints, visible on its underside. It has a slightly rounded edge and is secured to its straight-skirted frame by multiple wood pins. The legs are connected to the frame by mortise-and-tenon joints, each having two wood pins. The slightly splayed turned, tapering legs end in flattened, shod pad feet. The table?s frame retains traces of black paint. Examined by P. E. Kane, January 14, 2008; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The base of the table is painted black.

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, The Collection of Marguerite and Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut, sale cat. (January 18, 2008), 69, lot 589, ill.