Drop-leaf Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1755-1770

GUSN

GUSN-3915

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

Descriptive Terms

dropleaf tables
tables (support furniture)
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Queen Anne
Mahogany
Birch
Pine
Queen Anne
TABLE

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Attributed to Sewall, Samuel (Cabinetmaker)

Dimensions

28.5 x 47.5 x 17 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.257

Places

Probably New Hampshire (United States)
Probably