Middle section – LOA: 56 3/4″
RELATED OBJECTS: The MESDA collection includes the multi-part dining table (MESDA acc. 5745.1) and a candlestand (MESDA acc. 5745.2) from the same house. Currently, the collection also includes the taufschein fraktur of Mary Margaret Houseal (MESDA acc. 5646) by the “Ehre Vater Artist.”
REFERENCES: See accession file for Family history “FAMILY FACTS AND FANTASIES” by Rosalyn Summer Sease edited by Catherine Sease.
DESCRIPTION: Dining table: Made in three sections that connect to form one long table; the two end pieces have a six-sided top and four tapered legs; the middle portion of the table has two drop leaves with two gate legs and four stationary legs; the three pieces connect with tenons that fit into corresponding mortises; the legs are tapered and have a small band of light wood inly about 3 1/2″ from the bottom of the leg.