Rectangular-top, double drop-leaf table on four, straight, turned, and tapered legs terminating in pad feet; two stationary legs and two fly legs; three-board top; each leaf meets the center board in a rule joint and is secured with two iron butt hinges; overhanging center board is screwed to a rectangular frame with solid, straight end rails and straight, double-railed sides, tenoned and double-pegged to legs, the outer or hinge rails are divided into two sections: the fixed hinge rails are nailed to the inner rail and are attached to the fly legs with seven-finger hinges; top portion of fly legs overlap the end rails when closed.

Date

1750-1780


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (top, legs, end rails), possibly hickory (outer side rails), pine (inner side rails)


Dimensions

Overall (open): 27 1/2 in. x 33 in. x 28 13/16 in. (69.85 cm x 83.82 cm x 73.18 cm)
Overall (closed): 27 1/2 in. x 12 in. x 28 13/16 in. (69.85 cm x 30.48 cm x 73.18 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1954


Object Number

M-1998


Colors


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