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Table


Object number

RIF3504

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

66.04 x 111.76 x 71.12 cm (26 x 44 x 28 in.)

Date

1710–1740

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Maple; birch (drawer sides and drawer supports); pine (drawer bottom)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 3–5, 2007, lot 1029

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Construction

The rectangular, oblong, two-board top is constructed in the "breadboard" manner, with cleats at each of its short ends. Three sides of the frame below are plain, with square-edged skirts. The rails join the turned legs in mortise-and-tenon joints, each showing two wood pins. The rail that contains a drawer has a deeply molded skirt. The lipped drawer-front meets its arched-top drawer sides, slightly shy of the front, in dovetail joints, having thick-necked pins of varying configurations reinforced by rosehead nails, with half-pins from above. The back of the drawer-back top is chamfered. The drawer bottom is chamfered at the sides, where it fits into grooves in the drawer sides; it is now secured by runners applied to the bottoms of the drawer sides. The drawer has supports with chamfered ends, half-lapped to the bottom rail of the front skirt. The rectangular stretchers align with the outside faces of the turned legs, to which they attach with mortise-and-tenon joints, each showing one wood pin. The base has Spanish brown paint. Examined by P. E. Kane, August 2007; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The base of the table has Spanish brown paint.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Summer Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 3–5, 2007), 48, lot 1029, ill.