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Stand


Object number

RIF5612

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 67.63 cm (26 5/8 in.); Width, feet: 55.88 cm (22 in.); Diameter, top: 51.12 cm (20 1/8 in.)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (block)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Private collection, 2012

Construction

The single-board round top has a raised molded edge and marks on its underside indicating how it was held on a lathe. A broad cleat with chamfered edges and feather-chamfered ends is attached to the underside by four countersunk round-headed screws and four later screws in the corners of each flanking flat section. Into the deeper, central portion of the cleat (which has prominent scribe lines) is doweled a pedestal with a turned capital and neck molding, a vasiform shaft, and a turned base, to which are attached three flat-sided, rounded-top cabriole legs ending in shod snake feet. A wrought-iron three-armed strap attached to the underside of the pedestal and legs with flat and round-headed screws conceals the joints between them. On the center line of the underside of each leg is a prominent scribe line. Examined by P. E. Kane and W. S. Braznell, August 21, 2012; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.