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Oval table with falling leaves

Date:
1715–40
Geography:
Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Made in New England, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Soft maple, pine
Dimensions:
26 3/4 x 43 x 37 in. (67.9 x 109.2 x 94 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.130
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This oval table with falling leaves is trim and light in weight and ideally suited to a variety of functions in an early eighteenth-century interior. The design of its legs and stretchers with opposed ogee balusters centered on a ring, exemplifies the standard turned vocabulary characteristic of William and Mary-style Boston and Boston-inspired tables of this form.
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