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Stretcher Table

Place Made:
Tidewater Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
American walnut
HOA: 27 3/4; WOA: 29 5/8; DOA: 17 1/4
Accession Number:
DESCRIPTION: Rectangular stretcher table with turned feet below stretchers; top pegged into apron on all four sides; top is molded on all four sides; apron is mortised and tenoned into legs and pegged.

Although the base and capital turnings of the legs of this table are considerably less academic than those normally encountered on Virginia tables of this period, their origins in Greek classical architecture are nonetheless apparent. Such turnings came into fashion during the last quarter of the seventeenth century and remained popular well into the eighteenth century. Elongated turned feet like those of this table also appeared during the late seventeenth century, but were much more common in the late baroque period.

Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton