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Tea Table

1991.453 (RS20881)

Description

Country tea table. Rectangular gallery (dish top) surrounded by a raised molding. The shaped skirt has centered pendants. The round legs taper down to pad/button feet. The top is marbleized in black on greenish-grey. The base is a stained curly maple. The finish appears to be original.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1770-1790
Inscriptions
On a label on the underside of the table skirt, in NFL's script in ink, is: From Myrta (Little) Davies Family/Hampstead, N.H./Coll. Mr. and Mrs. B.K. Little/Brookline - Mass. On a typed jelly jar label, near the other label read: Table descended to Myrta (Little) Davies of Hampstead, N.H. from her/Little ancestors in/Newburyport. Her great-grand/ father was Tristam /Coffin.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
graining
maple (wood)
staining
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
graining
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
Queen Anne
Stained
staining
TABLE, TEA
tables (support furniture)
tea tables (tables)
Dimensions
26.5 x 30 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.453
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2430

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