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Tea table


Object number

RIF5068

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

65.41 x 81.28 x 51.44 cm (25 3/4 x 32 x 20 1/4 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York. Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 6–8, 2010, lot 852; sold to Deanne Levison, Atlanta

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Northeast Auctions
Deanne Levison

Construction

The rectangular, single-board top has an applied, molded edge nailed to it with brads. The underside of the top is routed at the perimeter to receive the skirt rails, which are joined to the legs with mortise and tenon joints, exhibiting no pins at the corners. The connections of legs and rails are reinforced at each interior corner by two vertical pentagonal glue blocks. Applied to the rails with wood pins and brads is a quarter round molding whose underside is flush with the bottom of the rails. The cabriole legs are square in section, and have angular knees and shod slipper feet. Examined by P.E. Kane, August 6, 2010; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Annual Summer Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 6–8, 2010), 96–97, lot 852, ill.
David Hewett, "Northeast's Annual Sale Gets $2.753 Million in Manchester," Maine Antique Digest (October 2010): 31-A.