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Oval table

Possibly made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States; Possibly made in Maine, United States
Maple, oak
27 x 31 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (68.6 x 80 x 67.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard, 1952
Accession Number:
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
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