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Slate-topped table

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The slate top is surrounded by an octagonal frame featuring a fancy, marquetry panel made of different-colored woods. This tabletop was imported from Switzerland; its more subdued base, with turned legs and stretchers and a drawer with a scalloped skirt, was made in Boston. Slate-top tables were...

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Belonged formerly to Daniel Staniford of Boston whose grandfather is said to have used it as his desk when teaching school.

Credit Line

Gift of Mark T. Wendell


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 74


Overall: 71 x 101 x 63 cm (27 15/16 x 39 3/4 x 24 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, pine, various woods, slate




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