Gate-leg table

1710–25


Object Place: New England, possibly Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 73

Dimensions

Overall: 64.1 x 73.7 x 75.2 cm (25 1/4 x 29 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

32.266

Medium or Technique

Walnut, pine, chestnut, traces of black paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

A small table, nearly round when open. The leaves have rounded edges and a rebated joint. The base has arched trestle feet and posts with vase-and-ring turnings. The stretcher has double vase turnings as have the stretchers and uprights of the gates. The gates have button feet.
The top is attached with original, coarsely made butterfly hinges. The upper rail of the frame is strengthened by two longitudinal pine strips which give more bearing surface. One leaf is pieced, either originally or in the eighteenth century, as the color and traces of paint are consistent underneath. The entire table shows traces of black paint. The top is somewhat warped and the feet are unevenly worn.

Provenance

1932, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler (Accession Date September 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler