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Object number

RIF5638

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm (25 in.); Diameter, with grain: 66.04 cm (26 in.); Diameter, across grain: 64.77 cm (25 1/2 in.); Width, feet: 54.61 cm (21 1/2 in.)

Date

1730–1780

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (top, legs, and battens); mahogany (rails); chestnut (glue blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harry Arons, Ansonia, Connecticut; by 1956; sold to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, 1956; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1969

Associated names

Harry Arons
Henry Francis du Pont

Construction

"The top is pieced from one wide and two narrow boards. Three battens, nailed to notches cut into the top edge of the frame, are in turn attached to the underside of the top with rosehead nails. The edges of the battens are chamfered on the outside of the frame. The tapered legs are fully turned (on two axes) to resemble a true turned and carved cabriole leg. The rails are joined to the legs with mortise-and-tenon joints; they are secured with vertical glueblocks reinforced with wrought nails. Because adjacent rails join the legs at less than a ninety-degree angle, the tenons are flush with the outside of the rails (shouldered only on the inside) in order to leave as much wood as possible between the mortises for maximum strength. Layout lines for placement of the legs are still visible on the underside of the top." Source: Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 227–228).

See also


Bibliography

Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 227–228, no. 115, ill.