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Stand


Object number

RIF6560

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

26 3/4 19 1/4 in. (67.9 48.9 cm)

Date

1730–1750

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (top); maple (pedestal and legs); and oak (cleat)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Private collection

Construction

The octagonal, single-board top has a molded, stepped-down edge. A rectangular cleat, deeply chamfered at its ends and slightly chamfered at its sides, is fixed to its underside with two large and three smaller screws. The ball- and cup-turned pedestal is joined to the cleat (and presumably the top as well) with (possible later) nails in its ogee-turned top. Slender, straight-sided cabriole legs ending in snake feet are dovetailed to the base of the pedestal. Evidence of old repairs, later nails and empty nail holes indicate the former presence of an iron plate on the underside of the pedestal. Examined by P.E. Kane, August, 17, 2018; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

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