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Object number

RIF5110

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

58.1 x 39.37 x 60.33 cm (22 7/8 x 15 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.)

Date

1710–1740

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Private collection, 2005

Construction

The two-board top is replaced. Holes in the tops of the rails below indicate that the base was fixed to its original top with wood pins. Dowels in the tops of the legs indicate additional connections to a later top. The rails are plain; the longer ones tilt outward. They are tenoned and double-pinned through the rectangular blocks atop the vase-, ball-, and ring-turned legs. Rectangular stretchers below are tenoned and double-wood-pinned to the rectangular blocks above the turned feet. The joints at the stretchers are not through-pinned; one joint contains only one pin. The bottoms of the rails and the tops and bottoms of the stretchers bear prominent scribe lines. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. N. Johnson, May 16, 2014; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Erik Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Early Rhode Island Turning," American Furniture (2005): 13, 15, fig. 31.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 5n3, 178–180, 183, no. 17.