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Oval table with falling leaves

Date:
1715–40
Geography:
Probably made in Rhode Island, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Soft maple, white pine
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 48 1/4 in. (72.4 x 146.1 x 122.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 711
This table is part of a group of about thirty Rhode Island tables of several types with related leg turnings consisting of a high baluster characterized by a globular base, and a long, straight, tapering neck with a pronounced ring at the top. The profiles of the leg and stretcher turnings suggest the influence of Boston cane (48.122) and leather (10.125.698) chairs of the later 1710s to the 1730s.
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