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Stand


Object number

RIF3497

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 26 3/4 in. (67.945 cm) Diameter, top: 20 in. (50.8 cm)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 3–5, 2007, lot 1843

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Construction

The circular, single-board top has an edge that is raised, molded, and slightly stepped at the transition to its underside, which is fitted with a broad cleat with tapered, chamfered, rounded ends. The cleat, secured to the top with six countersunk screws, is deeper in its central portion into which the turned, tapering pedestal is doweled. The three flat-sided cabriole legs, which end in shod snake feet, are fitted into the cylindrical base of the pedestal, their joints concealed by three shaped wrought-iron straps, which overlap at the pedestal base, where they are secured by a rosehead nail. The straps are each secured to their own legs with two rosehead nails (some missing) apiece. The edges of the pedestal base are not shaved to accept the legs. Examined by P. E. Kane, August 2007; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Summer Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 3–5, 2007), 219, lot 1843, ill.