Possibly made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States; Possibly made in Maine, United States
27 x 31 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (68.6 x 80 x 67.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard, 1952
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 713
The dynamic composition of this table results from its splayed legs, scalloped skirt, and well-defined "Spanish" feet. The oval was the preferred shape for tabletops in the early eighteenth century; by midcentury, circular tops had become more popular. Small portable tables had many domestic uses, including the serving of tea.
Collings and Collings, New York, 1923; Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Tuxedo Park, New York, 1923–died 1951; her daughter, Mrs. Screven Lorillard, Far Hills, New Jersey, 1951–1952