American Scrubbed and Painted Pine Tavern Table, New Hampshire c. 1830(295 views)
AMERICAN PAINTED PINE AND BIRCH WORK TABLE
Probably New Hampshire c. 1830
Item # 1404PEG06-Z
A skillfully crafted work, the table is designed with an incredibly broad single solid plank of white pine for the top; "breadboard ends", or perpendicular tenons on either side of the top, are affixed with thick square pegs to discourage the tendency of the plank to warp. The top is attached with the same large square pegs driven through the top into the corner posts. The frame members are set in grooves on all four posts and joined with a pair of pegs, the lowest edge with thin scratched bead around all sides. Originally the entire table would have been painted a solid color, hiding the mixed woods used throughout; this has since been scraped and much of the table refinished, though the surface remains quite early and nicely patinated. A single drawer slides over pine runners (left runner replaced), the original runner set in a tongue groove in the front and back; construction of the drawer is clean and effective, with tidy dovetails in the frame and the bottom deeply chamfered and set in grooves on either side, a single tack (now absent) originally affixing this board in place. The whole table rests over ring turned and tapering legs, each terminating in a turned and elongated ball foot. A fine acquisition for anyone passionate about American Folk Art and attracted to forms with deep patina and a primitive appeal.
Top is almost certainly original, though we have not removed it (being pegged, removing the top could damage the table). Top has a few later nails accompanying pegs as they probably lost grip. Left runner inside of the table is replaced. Surface is early throughout, but original; finish on legs a bit later and gilding around turnings later. Heavily worn and patinated surface throughout in a highly attractive manner. Traces of scraped beige paint in secondary surfaces (corners, crevices, sides of drawers). Bottom of drawer a bit "shifty" due to missing tack at back of the drawer. Feet worn, one significantly. Overall a very fine table.
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Dimensions: 45 5/8" wide x 28" deep x 26 3/4" high; 18 5/8" high to underside of frame
Medium: Eastern White Pine (top; drawer runners; drawer sides, back and bottom; back of frame), Birch (legs), Maple (sides of frame, front of frame and front of drawer)
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