Rectangular-top breakfast or pembroke table on four, straight, tapered legs, molded on their outer sides and supported by crossed stretchers; one drawer; three-board top; each leaf meets the center board in a rule joint and is secured with two iron butt hinges; overhanging center board screwed to frame; rectangular frame with straight end rail and double-railed sides, the outer side rails are divided into three sections: the left-hand section is nailed to the inner rail and is attached to the center section or fly rail with a five-finger hinge, the right-hand section is also nailed to the inner rail; drawer support and end rail feature an applied beaded edge on skirt; drawer opening with an applied beaded edge; plain crossed stretchers are half-lapped at center; legs are chamfered on interior corner; drawer front with post-and-bail brass handle at center.

Date

1770-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Black walnut (top, legs, stretchers, end rail, drawer rail), probably pine (inner side rails, glue blocks, drawer bottom, drawer back), maple (outer side rails, drawer sides)


Dimensions

Overall (open): 28 1/8 in. x 40 3/8 in. x 31 1/4 in. (71.44 cm x 102.55 cm x 79.38 cm)
Overall (closed): 28 1/8 in. x 20 in. x 31 1/4 in. (71.44 cm x 50.8 cm x 79.38 cm)


Credit

Bequest of Elizabeth S. Whitaker, 2004


Object Number

M-4388


Colors


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