Oval table with falling leaves

Date: 1715–40

Geography: Probably made in Rhode Island, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Soft maple, white pine

Dimensions: 28 1/2 x 57 1/2 x 48 1/4 in. (72.4 x 146.1 x 122.6 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909

Accession Number: 10.125.133


This table is part of a group of about thirty Rhode Island tables of several types with related leg turnings consisting of a high baluster characterized by a globular base, and a long, straight, tapering neck with a pronounced ring at the top. The profiles of the leg and stretcher turnings suggest the influence of Boston cane (48.122) and leather (10.125.698) chairs of the later 1710s to the 1730s.