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Drop-leaf Table

1977.257 (RS85687)

Description

Drop-leaf table. Mahogany with birch hinge rails; white pine and other secondary wood. Rectangular top with rectangular leaves. Top and leaves each constructed from one board. Swing hinge rails thinner than tops of legs, and not parallel to side rails when swing leg closed. Top set slightly askew to compensate for uneven construction of rails. Ogee-molded scalloped skirt. Rests on four cabriole legs with pad feet. All original elements, including seventeen blocks glued to top and frame, survive.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Sewall, Samuel (Cabinetmaker)
Date
1755-1770
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Probably New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Birch
birch (wood)
dropleaf tables
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
Queen Anne
TABLE
tables (support furniture)
Dimensions
28.5 x 47.5 x 17 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.257
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3915

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