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Dining table


Object number

RIF5670

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 70.49 cm (27 3/4 in.); Depth: 118.11 cm (46 1/2 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"33," in graphite, on one stationary rail; "X," incised on underside of one hinged rail and on corresponding stationary rail

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 9–10, 2013, lot 171

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Construction

The single-board, rounded-edge top has bowed ends and is joined to its half-round similarly edged two-board leaves by four sets of wrought-iron hinges, each leaf thrice-screwed, set just outside the legs. The joints between the top and leaves are quarter-round. The underside of the top is pieced along its hinged sides. It is secured to the frame below by wooden pegs. The hinged and stationary rails are held together by rosehead nails. The hinged and stationary rails are attached to their respective legs by double mortise-and-tenon joints, each of which has two wooden pins. The tops of the hinged legs are rabbeted. The stationary rails are attached to the straight-skirted short rails by dovetail joints, which have large, thick-necked pins with half-pins above and below. The hinged legs move by means of three-knuckled wooden hinges. The rectangular blocks of the legs are roundly chamfered above turned, tapered shafts ending in shod pad feet. Examined by P. E. Kane and W. S. Braznell, March 9, 2013; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Important Weekend Auction, sale cat. (March 9–10, 2013), 58, lot 171.