Tavern table

1710–50


Object Place: New England, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 75

Dimensions

Overall: 61.3 x 78.1 x 49.4 cm (24 1/8 x 30 3/4 x 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.612

Medium or Technique

Maple, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

The one-piece top has a stepped molding around its sides, and its wide overhang is sustained by a transverse support. The frame is molded on the lower edge and the four stretchers on the upper edge. The legs, raked toward the long sides, are vase-and-ring turned, and have button feet with a heavy collar.
Only the transverse support is pine. The table showed traces of dark gray paint which were removed in 1941.

Provenance

Early history unknown; lent by Hollis French, May 31, 1928; Gift of Hollis French to MFA, 1940 (Accession Date October 10, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Hollis French