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Tilt-top table


Object number

RIF6495

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

27 1/2 34 3/8 34 7/8 in. (69.85 87.31 88.58 cm)

Date

1750–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Nadeau's Auction Gallery, Windsor, Connectictut, April 11, 2015, lot 186

Associated names

Nadeau's Auction Gallery

Construction

The circular, single-board top has a raised, molded edge. The underside steps down slightly just inside the perimeter. Fixed to it with countersunk screws (some are missing) are two cleats with beaded edges, square ends with ogee profiles, and ogee profiles at transitions from shallower to deeper, central portions. A rectangular block atop a ring-turned, tapering pedestal is doweled into the cleats, allowing the top to tilt. A brass latch secures the top to the block when it is down. The square top of the pedestal is visible in the top of the block. Three rounded-top cabriole legs, ending in stylized ball and claw feet, are joined to the cylindrical base of the pedestal.

Bibliography

"Another Million-Dollar Sale for Nadeau's Auction Gallery," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (May 1, 2015): 45, ill.