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Table


Object number

RIF499

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

68.58 x 86.36 x 66.04 cm (27 x 34 x 26 in.); Frame: 42.7 x 46.99 cm (16 13/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Date

1750–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Pine (top, side rail, and drawer supports); maple (legs, rails, drawer side, and drawer front); chestnut (drawer bottom, drawer side, and drawer back)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), November 7, 2004, lot 27

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.

Construction

The elliptical two-board top has a slightly rounded edge and is secured to the rectangular case below by wooden pins. Within the case is a single drawer with a thumb-molded front, secured to its drawer sides with dovetail joints with large, thick-necked pins and half-pins above and below. The tops of the drawer sides are slightly rounded and slightly shy of the drawer front. The multi-board drawer bottom is chamfered at the front and sides, where it fits into grooves in the drawer front and sides. The drawer bottom is fixed with rosehead nails to the drawer back above. The drawer rests upon supports nailed with brads to the rectangular blocks atop the legs, which are joined by mortise-and-tenon joints, each with two wooden pins, to the straight-skirted rails. The straight, turned, tapering legs end in shod pad feet. Examined by P. E. Kane, November 7, 2004; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The table has remnants of an old black paint and a later red wash.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (November 7, 2004), 22, lot 27, ill.