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Chair-table

Date:
1650–1700
Geography:
Possibly made in Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States; Made in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Red oak, yellow pine, white cedar
Dimensions:
OH. top up 58 3/4 in. (149.2 cm), OH. top down: 32 in. (81.3 cm); top: Diam. 43 in. (109.2 cm); chair base: SH. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm), OW (seat molding) 23 in. (58.4 cm), SW. 21 1/4 in. (54 cm), OD. (arms) 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm), SD. 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.697
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 709
A convertible furniture form, the chair-table has a hinged top that can pivot up to become the back of a seat or down to serve as a table. The top in this example is a modern replacement.
possibly Peregrine White, Marshfield, Massachusetts, until died 1704; reputedly descended in his family; H. Eugene Bolles, Boston, until 1909; [Mrs. Russell Sage, New York, 1909]
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