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Dining table


Object number

RIF80

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Open: 28 3/4 x 58 3/4 x 48 3/4 in. (73.03 x 149.23 x 123.83 cm) Closed, width: 19 3/8 in. (49.21 cm)

Date

1710–1730

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); yellow poplar (runners and drawer); pine (long members of frame and possibly drawer stops)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 1–3, 2003, lot 778; private collection

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Construction

The top is attached with four large pegs that are visible from above; they are sunk all the way through the height of the frame and protude below. The center section of the top was originally in two sections, one wider than the other, and butted together. The turned members are laminated. Examined by D. A. Carr, July 26, 2003.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Auction, sale cat. (August 1 and 3, 2003), 132, lot 778, ill.
Erik Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Rhode Island Gateleg Tables," Antiques 165, no. 5 (May 2004): 127, pl. 8, ill.
Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1. Early Colonial Period, The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007), 156n1.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 5n3, 23, 180, 182–183, 246, no. 19.