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"D" shaped top with single rectangular leaf; rail with block pilasters; five reel and ball turned legs on ball feet; original finish; altered with braces; no central section; leaf has additional hardware.
The Little family, of the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts, was quite large at the end of the nineteenth century - thirteen people at its zenith. Even after the family declined in size, they continued to entertain guests around this massive table. This was originally two separate Empire style tables (circa 1830), but they were joined and extended with two leaves circa 1900 to accommodate the large family.
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),
28 3/4 x 44 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Amelia W. Little