WOA: 32 5/8″ x 33 1/2″
CONSTRUCTION: Screwed on battens, top of four boards; legs laminated from two pieces
MAKER: The probable maker is Thomas Edenfield (d. 1780), a Charlotte County, Virginia, cabinetmaker whose work is documented in the William Hubard account book in the MESDA rare book collection. From 1771 to 1776 Edenfield made a black walnut side table, dressing table, a candle stand, and a cherry knife box in exchange for medical services from Dr. Hubard. Edenfield probably migrated to Charlotte County from Kent County, Delaware, where the Edenfield family had lived since the early 1700s.
In his will, Edenfield referred to his two brothers and a sister “living to the Northward” and bequeathed 300 pounds from the sale of his personal estate and cabinetmaking shop contents to Elizabeth Nunnaly, the widow of Revolutionary War veteran Alexander Nunnaly.
RELATED OBJECTS: A music stand with the same family provenance is also in MESDA’s collection (MESDA acc. 5732.1).