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Object number

RIF3558

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 66.04 cm (26 in.); Width, top: 86.36 cm (34 in.); Depth, top: 71.12 cm (28 in.)

Date

1740–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in eastern Connecticut, or made in southeastern Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Sherwood Smith, Massachusetts; consigned by his estate to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), March 2, 2002, lot 73

Associated names

Sherwood Smith
Northeast Auctions

Construction

The oblong, rounded-edge top is secured to its frame by a wide, transverse cleat which passes through the long rails and is attached to its undertable – twice near the butt joint between the two boards, and once each to the underside outside the frame, where the edges of the cleat are chamfered. There are two inset butterfly joint repairs on either end of the top?s underside, outside the short rails. On the same side as the butterfly joints, inside the rail, are two (later) horizontal glue blocks, screwed into the top. One glue block is in contact, near the corner of the frame, with two (later) horizontal glue blocks behind one leg. The straight rails are tenoned and twice-wood-pinned to the rectangular blocks atop the straight, turned, tapering legs ending in outset pad feet. Examined by P. E. Kane and D. A. Carr, February, 2002; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Estate Collection of American Furniture and Chinese Export Porcelain, sale cat. (March 2, 2002), 21, lot 73, ill.