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Dining table


Object number

RIF3657

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

72.39 x 137.48 x 118.75 cm (28 1/2 x 54 1/8 x 46 3/4 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Douglas Constant, Inc., Orient, New York

Associated names

Douglas Constant, Inc.

Construction

The oblong, single-board, square-edged top has bowed ends, and is joined to its square-edged, half-round leaves by four pairs of wrought-iron hinges, each leaf of which contains five fasteners (some rosehead nails and some screws) set inward of the frame. Between the top and leaves are continuous tenon joints. There is a wedged wood pin in the upper surface of the top. One leaf is two-board, the other one. The inner and outer rails of the frame are joined by rosehead nails. The inner rails meet the short, straight-skirted rails in dovetail joints, having large, thick-necked pinks with half-pins above and below. The outer, swinging rails are notched to accommodate the hinges, and are tenoned and twice-wood-pinned to the blocks atop the legs, which swing by means of square, five-knuckled, carved wood hinges. The knees brackets associated with the swinging legs are attached to the short skirts. The slightly cabriole legs have angular knees, straight ankles and shod pad feet. Notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd from photographs supplied by Douglas Constant.