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Tea table


Object number

RIF4431

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

64.77 x 77.47 x 50.8 cm (25 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 20 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Detroit Institute of Arts

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); yellow poplar (corner blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Illegible chalk and graphite, on underside of top; “V,” in graphite, on top of one of long rails and incised in corresponding blocks (probably later)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Charles R. Morson (died 1929), New York; sold to Detroit Institute of the Arts, Michigan, 1931

Associated names

Charles R. Morson

Bibliography

Josephine Walther, "An American Table and Chair," Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 12, no. 5 (February 1931): 72–73, ill.