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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wis., 1951.2; photo by Gavin Ashworth
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Dining table

Object number



Maker Unknown


Open: 28 1/2 57 1/4 47 3/4 in. (72.39 145.42 121.29 cm)



Current location

The Chipstone Foundation


Made in Rhode Island
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Maple (primary); cherry and white pine (secondary)






Israel Sack, Inc., New York, before 1951; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1951; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Polly Mariner Stone
Stanley Stone


The legs, stretchers, and drawer case are held together by means of mortise-and-tenon joints with pegs. The central section of the top is pegged to the frame. Each drop leaf is made from three maple boards; the central part of the top is made from two; in each case the boards are held together by interior pins. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 278.


Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 278–279, no. 129, ill.
Stanley Stone, "Rhode Island Furniture at Chipstone, Part I," Antiques 91, no. 2 (February 1967): 211, ill.
Robert F. Trent, "New Insights on Early Rhode Island Furniture," American Furniture (1999): 221, fig. 21.
Erik K. Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Early Rhode Island Turning," American Furniture (2005): 11, fig. 22–23.
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, 2007), 156n1.
Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950), 240, ill.
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), 31n53, 181n6.