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Table

Table with square top with rounded corners,columnar tripod support with twist-turning and with three cabriole legs terminating in claw-and-ball feet

Inscription

Label on top of pedestal reads, in script: "Mrs. Hawkins"

Provenance

A traditional history records that this table "Belonged to Mrs. Hawkins' grandmother, Mary Bethune Hunt in Watertown 'always known as the Warren Table from the fact that General Warren ate his breakfast from it, his last, in Watertown, just before Bunker Hill'"; 1913, gift of Gen. John P. Hawkins in the name of his wife Jane Bethune Hawkins (Accession Date Nov. 6, 1913).

Credit Line

Gift of Gen. John P. Hawkins in the name of his wife Jane Bethune Hawkins

about 1760–75

Object Place

possibly Boston, probably Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

13.2858

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens