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Dining table


Object number

RIF6235

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1710–40

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); oak (rails)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"THIS TABLE BOUGHT IN THE SPRING OF 1898, BY MARY A. POTTER WIFE OF CHARLES P. POTTER FROM JOSEPH CHASE WHO LIVED ON THE LOWER PART OF CHASE ROAD. PRICE PAID $4.00. PAINT REMOVED AND OILED BY GEORGE H. POTTER IN THE SUMMER OF 1944.," typed on a paper label affixed to the table

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Joseph Chase, Dartmouth, Massachusetts; sold to Mary A. Potter (née Holmes, 1857–1912) and Charles Patrick Potter (1856–1943), Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 1898

Associated names

Joseph Chase
Mary A. Potter
Charles P. Potter

Bibliography

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 183n2.