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Dining table


Object number

RIF4215

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 71.76 x 42.55 x 121.92 cm (28 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 48 in.); Width, open: 140.97 cm (55 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (hinged and stationary rails)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Illegible letter, in chalk, on underside of top; "HA Hall Upholstering Marblehead," printed on label glued to underside of top

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, November 8–9, 2008, lot 0061

Associated names

Brunk Auctions

Construction

The oblong, rectangular, single-board top has a square edge and is flanked by similarly configured leaves. The joint between them is quarter round. The swinging portions of the outer rails move by means of seven-knuckled carved wood hinges. The end of the inner rails beside each swinging leg meets its flat-skirted short rail in dovetail joints, having thick-necked pins, with half-pins above and below. The round legs are straight; their outset feet feature slender, undercut knuckles, and undercut talons grasping a spherical ball. Notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd from photographs supplied by Brunk Auctions.

Bibliography

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, N.C., Fine and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (November 8–9, 2008), 20, lot 0061, ill.