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Object number

RIF6173

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

26 1/4 × 33 1/2 × 24 3/4 in. (66.68 × 85.09 × 62.87 cm)

Date

1740–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in New England, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"X" or "V," in graphite, on interior of one of long rails

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Christine Alexander Long (née Graham, 1888–1959) and Ambassador Samuel Breckinridge Long (1881–1958); by descent to their daughter Christine Wilcox (née Long, 1915–2013); consigned by her estate to Christie's, New York, January 23, 2015, lot 142

Associated names

Christie's
Ambassador Samuel Breckinridge Long
Christine Alexander Long
Christine Long Wilcox

Construction

The elliptical two-board top has a slightly rounded edge and is secured to its frame by multiple wood pins. The rails of the frame have flat-arched skirts slightly chamfered on their inside edges and are tenoned and double-wood-pinned to the rectangular blocks atop the legs, which are turned and tapered, ending in slightly outset pad feet. There are traces of green paint within the frame and saw-cut marks on the underside of one of the long rails. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. S. Gordon, January 21, 2015; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Outsider Art, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 23, 2015), 118, lot 142, ill.