Dining table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1600-1700

GUSN

GUSN-25229

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

Descriptive Terms

dining tables
tables (support furniture)
oak (wood)
metal
Table
Table, Dining
Oak
Unidentified Metal
Table, Dining

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

Dimensions

30 3/8 x 32 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

1963.199