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Stand


Object number

RIF5899

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

69.85 x 39.37 cm (27 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in eastern Connecticut
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Eric Martin Wunsch (1924–2013), New York; consigned by his estate to Christie's, New York, September 25, 2013, lot 6

Associated names

E. Martin Wunsch
Christie's

Construction

The one-piece, circular top has a molded edge, beaded on the perimeter of its lathe-marked underside, to which is attached, by two countersunk screws, a rectangular cleat with chamfered edges. Doweled into the cleat is a vasiform, ring-turned pedestal, scalloped at its base between the three cabriole legs whose joints are concealed by a three-armed iron plate, attached with rosehead nails and screws. The base of the pedestal has not been shaved down when it joins the legs. The cabriole legs have rounded edges on their tops and bottoms, and end in shod snake feet. Examined by P. E. Kane, J. M. Johnson, and T. B. Lloyd, September 23, 2013; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Paintings and Prints, sale cat. (September 25, 2013), 5, lot 6.