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Stand


Object number

RIF3485

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 62.865 cm (24 3/4 in.); Diameter, top: 37.465 cm (14 3/4 in.)

Date

1725–1755

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (?)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, January 18–19, 2008, lot 277

Associated names

Sotheby's

Construction

The round, single-board top has a rounded edge. Underneath is a cleat with ends rounded in plan, chamfered in section, and attached to the top with three (possibly original) nails and a (probably later) screw at one end, and two (probably later) nails and two (probably later) screws at the other. Centered on the cleat is a rectangular block with a molded edge, which contains a peg securing the top to the turned pedestal below. Each leg has rounded edges above and square edges below, ends in a simple padded snake foot, and is attached to the bottom of the pedestal with a large dovetail joint. The stand is painted white. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. S. Gordon, January, 2008; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The table is painted white.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2008), lot 277.