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Table


Object number

RIF4321

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1750–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Illegible inscription, in graphite, on underside of top

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Stanley Weiss, Providence, Rhode Island, before 2009

Associated names

The Stanley Weiss Collection

Construction

The elliptical, two-board top has a rounded edge and is joined to its slightly splayed frame by wood pins, rosehead nails, and a vertically arranged transverse cleat with tapered ends under the top. The cleat passes through the tops of the long rails and is secured to the top with countersunk dome-top screws. The beaded, straight-skirted rails attach to the turned, splayed legs with mortise-and-tenon joints, each showing two wood pins. Notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd from photographs supplied by Stanley Weiss.

Bibliography

"A Figured Maple Oval Top Tavern Table, Connecticut or Rhode Island," http://www.tildenthurber.com/stanleyweiss/pages/items9/sw00943.html (accessed May 5, 2009).