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This table, somewhat smaller than (B.59.71), is also made of walnut. The paired vase leg turnings seen on the Boston table are here supplanted with crisply turned small vases surmounted by tall ring-necked vase forms. That same motif is repeated in the gates. This use of tall vase shapes is seen in examples made in Pennsylvania, as well as adjacent Maryland and nearby Virginia.
Technical notes: Black walnut; southern yellow pine (medial brace, drawer sides, bottom, and back). The drawer construction is dovetailed, the deeply beveled bottom let into the sides, back, and front.
Related examples: Baltimore Museum of Art (Elder and Stokes 1987, no. 91); Schiffer 1978, no. 120; Barquist, Garrett, and Ward 1992, p. 122, no. 43.
Book excerpt: Warren, David B., Michael K. Brown, Elizabeth Ann Coleman, and Emily Ballew Neff. American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection. Houston: Princeton Univ. Press, 1998.
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- c. 1720–1730
- Black walnut; southern yellow pine
- Open: 29 1/4 × 51 3/4 × 42 1/4 in. (74.3 × 131.4 × 107.3 cm) Closed: 29 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 42 1/4 in. (74.3 × 44.5 × 107.3 cm)
- Credit Line
The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg
- Current Location
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
- Accession Number
[James Craig Antiques, Raleigh, North Carolina]; purchased by Miss Ima Hogg, 1965; given to MFAH, 1971