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Dining table


Object number

RIF5054

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall (closed): 27 1/2 42 14 5/8 in. (69.85 106.68 37.15 cm) Top open: 42 40 in. (106.68 101.6 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (hinged rails); and pine (stationary rails)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Hazard family, Rhode Island. Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 6–8, 2010, lot 875

Associated names

Hazard Family
Northeast Auctions

Construction

The single-board rectangular top has a shaped edge and is joined to its similarly-edged single-board leaves with incurvate corners by (later) metal hinges and secured to its frame by four screw pockets, one each in the short rails and one each in the long rails. On the underside of the top are shadows of earlier glueblocks. The inner rails are joined by rosehead nails to the outer rails. Inside the juncture of the inner rails and the short, scalloped skirts are vertical chamfered glue blocks. The outer rails swing by means of eight-knuckled carved wood hinges. The cabriole legs have angular knees, rounded ankles and end in delicately carved tendons and claws grasping elongated ball feet. Examined by P.E. Kane, August 5, 2010; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

Notes

Drop leaves replaced.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Annual Summer Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 6–8, 2010), 115, lot 875, ill.