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Object number

RIF3559

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

25 1/2 35 26 in. (64.77 88.9 66.04 cm)

Date

1750–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), March 3, 2002, lot 762

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Construction

The two butt-jointed boards of the elliptical top have eased outer edges and are held together with two butterfly joints set into its underside outside the frame?s short rails. The top is fixed to the frame by later screws in two transverse battens, which pass through the tops of the long rails of the frame below, have chamfered ends, and multiple (empty) nail holes. The flat-arch-skirted rails are double-through-wood pinned to the rectangular tops of the turned, tapering legs, which end in outset shod, pad feet with slightly flared ?shoes.? Shadows under the top within the frame indicate the former presence of large rectangular glue blocks. Examined by P.E. Kane and D.A. Carr, March, 2002; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Weekend Auction, sale cat. (March 3, 2002), 28–29, lot 762, ill.