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Photo: Courtesy Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Mass.
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Table


Object number

RIF4602

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

26 28 1/4 20 1/4 in. (66.04 71.755 51.435 cm)

Date

1760–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island, or possibly made in New Hampshire
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), October 23, 2009, lot 668

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.

Construction

The oblong, single-board top has a rounded edge and half-round outset corners. It is screwed to its scallop-skirted frame by multiple wood pins and by four later, rectangular, chamfered blocks, each one set into one of the rails and nailed with brads to the underside of the top. The rails are tenoned into the rectangular blocks atop the legs, each joint showing two wood pins. The underside of the top bears multiple holes, patches and shadows. The cabriole legs end in pad feet. Notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd from photographs supplied by Skinner, Inc.

Bibliography

David Hewett, "Skinner Has a Winner," Maine Antique Digest (November 2009): 15-B, ill.
"Skinner, Inc., Country Americana, sale 2468," http://www.skinnerinc.com/asp/fullcatalogue.asp?salelot=2468+++++668+&refno=++798964; http://www.skinnerinc.com/asp/fullcatalogue.asp?salelot=2468+++++669+&refno=++814068&image=4 (accessed October 23, 2009), lot 668.