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Narrow rectangular table on four round chamfered legs. The table features a tension-held bracing system. The single-board top has squared edges and is nailed to three, evenly spaced blocks of wood. Two pairs of splayed legs are socketed into two rectangular blocks set at either end. The third block is anchored between the two end blocks. A single plank of wood is wedged into recesses carved into the end blocks, its middle is braced against the center block. The tension of the bowed plank supports the center of the table top and eliminates the need for a third set of legs. The legs are washed in light blue paint.

Date

1700-1950


Geography


Material/Technique

Pine (top), oak (legs)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 31 in. x 131 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. (78.74 cm x 334.01 cm x 52.07 cm)


Credit

Mount Vernon Collection


Object Number

86-36


Colors


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