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Photo: Courtesy of Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., Sharon, Mass.; photo by Matthew J. Buckley
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Tea table

Object number



Maker Unknown


25 3/8 32 1/2 21 1/8 in. (64.453 82.55 53.658 cm)



Current location

Private Collection


Made in Rhode Island
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Mahogany (primary); pine (glue blocks)




Lumber marks, incised on interior of one of short rails


Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., Sharon, Massachusetts, 2007

Associated names

Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc.


A beaded, quarter round molding is applied with wood-filled fasteners to the perimeter of the single-board, oblong, rectangular top, the edge of which is visible beneath the molding. The underside of the top is cut out at its perimeter and at each corner, where there are vertical triangular chamfered glue blocks at the inside faces of the blocks atop each leg. The top is secured to its frame by fasteners under its applied molding. The rails are tenoned to the legs without wood pins. A quarter round molding is fixed with wood-filled fasteners to the bottom of each rail?s outside face. At each leg are two incurvate knee brackets, glued, nailed to, and flush with the quarter round and the top of each cabriole leg. The square-sectioned cabriole legs have angular knees, slightly ridged ankles, rounded heels and slightly ridged slipper feet. Examined by P. E. Kane, July 1, 2014; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.


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), 213n4.