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Table


Object number

RIF3454

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

66.04 x 101.6 x 68.58 cm (26 x 40 x 27 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Pine (top); birch

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Scribble, in graphite, on underside of top; letters and scribble, in chalk, on underside of top

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Horace Porter (died 1989), Windsor, Connecticut, 1958; Marguerite and Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 18, 2008, lot 539

Associated names

Horace Porter
Marguerite Riordan
Arthur Riordan
Christie's

Construction

The two boards of the rectangular, rounded-edge, oblong top are held together by two butterfly joints and secured to the frame below by multiple wood pins. A transverse wood cleat with chamfered ends passes through the tops of the long rails and is attached with countersunk flat-head screws to the underside of the top. The straight-skirted, square-edged rails are joined to the straight, splayed legs, fluted on all four faces, by mortise-and-tenon joints, each showing two pins. Examined by P. E. Kane, January 14, 2008; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The table retains original red paint and traces of a later green paint.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, The Collection of Marguerite and Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut, sale cat. (January 18, 2008), 15, lot 539, ill.