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Object number

RIF6298

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

26 5/16 35 7/8 28 in. (66.83 91.12 71.12 cm)

Date

1740–90

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in eastern Connecticut, or made in southeastern Massachusetts, (not assigned)
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Medium

Maple

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Private collection, Wayland, Massachusetts

Construction

The elliptical, two-board top has a slightly rounded edge and is fixed to its frame and legs below by wood pins. On its underside is a scribe line at its transverse center line. The frame consists of four rails, each slightly canted outward. Each rail has a coved, flat-arched skirt. They are double-wood-pinned to the rectangular blocks atop the slightly splayed legs. Below their upper blocks each leg is reel-turned, then tapering, ending in outset, shod pad feet with scribe-lined ankles. The outside corner of the block atop each leg is slightly chamfered. Examined by P.E. Kane and J.S. Gordon, August 31, 2011; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.