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Tilt Top Stand

Place Made:
Newberry County South Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
HOA: 33″; WOA: 22 3/4″; LOA: 16 3/4″
Accession Number:
This table was part of the original furnishings of the Summer-Huggins House, known as Pomaria Plantation, in Newberry County, South Carolina. The Summer family first acquired the property in 1752. In about 1825 John Adam Summer (1779-1855) and his wife Mary Margaret (Houseal) Summer (1787-1871) built the present house–a vernacular mix of the Federal and Greek Revival style–for which this table was likely made.

RELATED OBJECTS: The MESDA collection includes the candlestand (MESDA acc. 5745.2) and a multi-part dining table (MESDA acc. 5745.1) from the same house. Currenlty, 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: Tilt top stand with rounded rectangular top over a turned base with three legs.

Descended in the family of Captain John Adam Summer (1779-1855) and his wife Mary Margaret (Houseal) Summer (1787-1871) of the Dutch Fork area of Newberry County, South Carolina.
Credit Line:
Gift of The Sease Family in Honor of Rosalyn Summer Sease