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Object number

RIF5662

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

64.77 x 76.2 x 75.25 cm (25 1/2 x 30 x 29 5/8 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); mahogany (battens); chestnut (corner blocks and horizontal blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“X,” inscribed on the inside corner of one of the rails, on the underside of the top, and on the top of one of the battens

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 2002 and 2013

Associated names

Nathan Liverant and Son

Construction

The circular, two-board top has a slightly rounded edge and is secured to its triangular frame by rectangular longitudinal glue blocks (two extant, one missing) and by three wooden battens. Each batten passes through the tops of two of the square-edged, scallop-ended rails near a corner of the frame and is fixed to the top with countersunk screws, later screws, and rosehead nails. Vertical triangular glue blocks (two extant, one missing) occupy the corners of the frame where the rails meet the legs in mortise-and tenon-joints without wooden pins. The turned, tapering legs end in shod pad feet. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. N. Johnson, January 28, 2013; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd

See also


Bibliography

"Nathan Liverant and Son: Antiques, Fall 2002," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (December 6, 2002), betw. pp. 68–69, ill.
"Nathan Liverant and Son: Antiques, Spring 2013," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (Spring 2013): n.p., ill.