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Dining table

Description

Large dining or work table with six squared legs; refectory type with block, ring and baluster turnings and plain rectangular stretchers all around. Plain rectangular skirt supports three-board overhanging top with "breadboard" ends.

Details

Label
This seventeenth-century dining table in the Coffin House in Newbury, Massachusetts was made in England and features block, ring, and baluster turnings with rectangular stretchers. Tables like these were used for dining and for work. Along with a chest, they were the primary pieces of furniture in a seventeenth-century hall.
Maker
unknown
Date
1600-1700
Material
metal
oak (wood)
Object type
Furniture; Support Furniture
Descriptive terms
dining tables
metal
Oak
oak (wood)
Table
Table, Dining
tables (support furniture)
Unidentified Metal
Dimensions
30 3/8 x 32 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.199
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
25229

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