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Tilt-top table


Object number

RIF4128

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Stanley Weiss Collection, Providence, Rhode Island, 2003

Associated names

The Stanley Weiss Collection

Construction

The circular, one-board top has a slightly rounded edge; its underside is stepped down just within the perimeter. Attached to its underside with countersunk screws are two cleats with rounded ends and incurvate transition from shallow to deeper portions. A rectangular block is doweled into the cleats, allowing the top to tilt and the table to stand in a corner when not in use. A brass catch screwed to the underside of the top locks it to the rectangular top of the pedestal below. Ring-turned, tapering, and spirally fluted, the pedestal has a cylindrical base with a scalloped skirt, to which are attached three cabriole legs with rounded tops ending in stylized claws grasping elongated ball feet. Notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd from photographs supplied by The Stanley Weiss Collection.

Bibliography

"Item SW00764," http://www.tildenthurber.com/stanleyweiss/pages/items73/sw00724r.html (accessed August 27, 2010).