Tea table

About 1740–60


Object Place: Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

72.4 x 65.4 x 44.8 cm (28 1/2 x 25 3/4 x 17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.484

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine

On View

Edward W. and L. Linder Lombard Gallery (Gallery 138A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Small table with rectangular top with molded edge; skirts shaped to paired segmental arches; four cabriole legs terminating in pad feet with a flattened ring and disk below; top secured with a series of rectangular, white-pine blocks glued to the top and sides.

Inscription

Small paper label pasted on underside of top reads: "Belonged to / The first Gideon / White."

Provenance

Owned originally by Gideon White (1717-1779), merchant, of Plymouth; possibly acquired by him at about the time of his marriage in 1744 to Joanna Howland (1716-1810). Gift of Henry-Russell Hitchcock in 1974.

Credit Line

Gift of Henry-Russell Hitchcock