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Miniature tea table


Object number

RIF5409

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: probably made by David Day, born 1758

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1770–1820

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rehoboth, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Cherry

Marks

"This table made by David Day (born Dec. 28.1758) for his daughter Abigail Maria (Day) Wilmarth - Born Dec. 29, 1812, in Rehoboth, Mass.", inscribed on paper label, on the underside of top

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

vernacular style

Provenance

David Day (born 1758), Rehoboth, Massachsuetts; given to his daughter, Abigail Maria Wilmarth (née Day, 1812), Rehoboth. Dreyfus Corporation, New York. Sumpter Priddy III, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; sold to Thomas A. Gray, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; given to the Old Salem Toy Museum Collection, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2002; consigned by the parent museum, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 30, 2010, lot 159

Associated names

Abigail Maria Day Wilmarth
Sumpter Priddy III, Inc.
Thomas A. Gray
Old Salem Museums and Gardens
Northeast Auctions

Notes

The table has a red wash.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N. H., Important Auction of Miniature Decorative Arts from The Old Salem Toy Museum: Including Property from the Personal Collection of Thomas A. Gray, sale cat. (October 30, 2010), 63, lot 159, ill.