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From: Erik Kyle Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Early Rhode Island Turning, " American Furniture 2005, 15, fig. 33
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Dining table


Object number

RIF4622

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Open: 72.39 x 106.68 x 137.16 cm (28 1/2 x 42 x 54 in.)

Date

1710–1740

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), November 8, 2009, lot 32

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.

Construction

The top is comprised of a center and two, falling leaf sections, whose undersides are not chamfered, and whose hinges (two per leaf) indicate a complex history of repairs. The joint between the leaves and center section is ruled. The rails are attached to the top by means of pegs and to the legs by mortise and tenon joints, there being one peg visible at the hinged leg, and one visible at the front and side of each stationary leg. The rails are plain. There are no brackets. The legs are tenoned, the hinged one rabbeted into the support rail. The stretchers are tenoned. The feet have been replaced. The table once had a drawer, which is now missing. Through-runners and stops remain. Examined by P. E. Kane and W. S. Braznell, November 7, 2009; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Erik Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Early Rhode Island Turning," American Furniture (2005): 15, fig. 33.
Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (November 8, 2009), 14–15, lot 32.