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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Del., 1956.94.3
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Maker Unknown


Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm) Diameter, with grain: 26 in. (66.04 cm) Diameter, across grain: 25 1/2 in. (64.77 cm) Width, feet: 21 1/2 in. (54.61 cm)



Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library


Probably made in Rhode Island
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Walnut (top, legs, and battens); mahogany (rails); chestnut (glue blocks)






Harry Arons (1891–1967), Ansonia and later Bridgeport, Connecticut; by 1956; sold to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, 1956; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1969

Associated names

Harry Arons
Henry Francis du Pont


"The top is pieced from one wide and two narrow boards. Three battens, nailed to notches cut into the top edge of the frame, are in turn attached to the underside of the top with rosehead nails. The edges of the battens are chamfered on the outside of the frame. The tapered legs are fully turned (on two axes) to resemble a true turned and carved cabriole leg. The rails are joined to the legs with mortise-and-tenon joints; they are secured with vertical glueblocks reinforced with wrought nails. Because adjacent rails join the legs at less than a ninety-degree angle, the tenons are flush with the outside of the rails (shouldered only on the inside) in order to leave as much wood as possible between the mortises for maximum strength. Layout lines for placement of the legs are still visible on the underside of the top." Source: Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 227?228).

See also


Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 227–228, no. 115, ill.