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Object number

RIF1626

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

25 1/4 24 31 in. (64.14 60.96 78.74 cm)

Date

1740–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in New England, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Jonathan Trace, Putnam Valley, New York; sold to Eric Martin Wunsch (1924–2013), New York, 1991; consigned by his estate to Christie's, New York, September 25, 2013, lot 4

Associated names

Jonathan Trace
E. Martin Wunsch
Christie's

Construction

The elliptical top, with rounded edge, consists of two boards, held together with spline joints, each showing two wood pins, one joint near the center, the other two near the edges. The top?s underside, at its perimeter, bears prominent planing marks. The top is secured to its frame by wood pins, one in each flat-arched rail. The nails are tenoned and twice-wood-pinned to the rectangular blocks atop the ring-turned, tapering, flaring legs, which end in outset shod pad feet with chamfered heels. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. M. Johnson, September 23, 2013; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Paintings and Prints, sale cat. (September 25, 2013), 4, lot 4, ill.