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Object number

RIF4823

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

70.485 x 99.06 x 63.5 cm (27 3/4 x 39 x 25 in.)

Date

1710–1740

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); yellow poplar (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Morgan MacWhinne, Southhampton, New York; Marjorie H. Schorsch (1930–2007), Greenwich, Connecticut, New York, and Dallas; sold to Robert Crawford, Richmond, Virginia, 1977. Thomas A. Gray, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; consigned to Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, March 29, 2010, lot 0050; sold to David A. Schorsch, Inc., Woodbury, Connecticut

Associated names

Morgan Mac Whinnie
Marjorie H. Schorsch
Robert Crawford
Thomas A. Gray
Brunk Auctions
David A. Schorsch, Inc.

Construction

The oblong, rectangular top, constructed in the "breadboard" manner, consists of two long boards, fixed with two wood pins apiece to the frame below and centering a narrow filler strip, the whole flanked by transverse cleats attached with nails. The straight-skirted frame contains a single plain-fronted drawer, whose front meets the arched-top drawer sides in dovetail joints with a single large tail, with a half-pin above and a half-pin with rabbet below. The rails, including the rail below the drawer front, are tenoned and wood-pinned to the tops of the turned legs. The rectangular stretchers, set flush with the outside faces of the legs, are also tenoned and wood-pinned to the legs. Two of the turned legs, reduced in height, have been fitted with risers. Notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd from photographs supplied by David A. Schorsch, Inc., and Brunk Auctions.

Notes

The red paint was not original and has since been removed.

Bibliography

"Marjorie Schorsch advertisement," The Clarion (Summer 1977): 47, ill.
Brunk Auctions, "The Thomas A. Gray Collection," auction held March 29, 2010, http://www.brunkauctions.com/search/lotdetail.php?id=51827 (accessed May 28, 2010), lot 0050.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "The Thomas Gray Sale," Maine Antique Digest (June 2010): 39-A, ill.