Family tradition holds that this boldly carved Sheraton-style dining table was purchased at a sale of Mount Vernon furniture by Lewis Bailey, creator of Bailey's Circus, in the 1860s. Likely the property of Washington descendants, this table was carefully maintained until it returned to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1929. More

Date

1800-1825


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (top, legs, veneer), pine (inner rear rail, corner rails, corner blocks), maple (front rail), oak (outer rear rail), unidentified softwood (side rails)


Dimensions

Overall (A: H x W x D, closed leaf): 29 3/4 in. x 48 in. x 18 1/8 in. (75.57 cm x 121.92 cm x 46.04 cm)
Other (A: H x W x D, open leaf): 29 3/4 in. x 48 in. x 36 3/8 in. (75.57 cm x 121.92 cm x 92.39 cm)
Overall (B: H x W x D, closed leaf): 29 3/4 in. × 48 in. × 18 3/8 in. (75.57 cm × 121.92 cm × 46.67 cm)
Other (B: H x W x D, open leaf): 29 3/4 in. x 48 in. x 36 5/8 in. (75.57 cm x 121.92 cm x 93.03 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1929


Object Number

H-119/A-B


Colors


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