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Tilt-top table


Object number

RIF5751

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm (25 in.); Diameter, top: 71.12 cm (28 in.)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany and sycamore(?)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John Deshon (1727–1794) and Sarah Deshon (née Starr, 1730/1–1794), New London, Connecticut; by descent to their daughter Mrs. Samuel Wheat (née Sarah Deshon, 1752–unknown), New London, Connecticut; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Archibald Mercer (née Harriet Wheat, 1792–1854), New London, Connecticut; by descent to her son William Mercer (1821–1871), New London, Connecticut; by descent to his son Frederick W. Mercer (1866–1949); by gift to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1948

Associated names

John Deshon
Mrs. Samuel Wheat (née Sarah Deshon)
Mrs. Archibald Mercer (née Harriet Wheat)
William Mercer
Frederick W. Mercer

See also


Bibliography

Malcolm A. Norton, "The Cabinet Pedestal Table," Antiques 4, no. 4 (November 1923): 224–225, fig. 1.