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Table


Object number

RIF145

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (battens); white pine (glue blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"[illegible] Read," in chalk, on underside

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection

Construction

The top is held in place by two battens on the underside near the ends of the table frame. The battens are nailed to the top between the two rails; they pierce the rails and are screwed to the top on the exterior of the rails. Triangular glue blocks, one on each side, reinforce the joint of the battens and the top, and the front and back rails and the top. Examined by P. E. Kane, September 7, 2003.

Notes

For another porringer-top table with stop-flutted legs, see RIF2936.

Bibliography

Wendy A. Cooper, "The Kaufman Collection," Antiques 179, no. 3 (May–June 2012): 114, fig. 10.