CONSTRUCTION: The method of applying the drawer runner or support is unusual and, though original, its exposed end opposite the drawer end would seem to be an afterthought. This support has been seen on other tables of Coastal Carolina origin.
REGIONAL ATTRIBUTION: This table has balustrade leg turnings of a form that is common on tables from the coastal cities and towns of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and the table very likely would have been attributed to New England were it not for the presence of cypress, a wood used predominately in the furniture of the Charleston area. Cypress is rarely encountered in furniture made north of the Lower Chesapeake region but was a predominant conifer used by Charleston cabinetmakers.
WOODS: walnut, drawer bottom of yellow pine, drawer back of cypress