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Stand


Object number

RIF3485

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 24 3/4 in. (62.865 cm) Diameter: 14 3/4 in. (37.465 cm)

Date

1725–55

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (?)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, January 18–19, 2008, lot 277

Associated names

Sotheby's

Construction

The round, single-board top has a rounded edge. Underneath is a cleat with ends rounded in plan, chamfered in section, and attached to the top with three (possibly original) nails and a (probably later) screw at one end, and two (probably later) nails and two (probably later) screws at the other. Centered on the cleat is a rectangular block with a molded edge, which contains a peg securing the top to the turned pedestal below. Each leg has rounded edges above and square edges below, ends in a simple padded snake foot, and is attached to the bottom of the pedestal with a large dovetail joint. The stand is painted white. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. S. Gordon, January, 2008; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The table is painted white.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2008), lot 277.