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Small table with rectangular top with molded edge; skirts shaped to paired segmental arches; four cabriole legs terminating in pad feet with a flattened ring and disk below; top secured with a series of rectangular, white-pine blocks glued to the top and sides.


Small paper label pasted on underside of top reads: "Belonged to / The first Gideon / White."


Owned originally by Gideon White (1717-1779), merchant, of Plymouth; possibly acquired by him at about the time of his marriage in 1744 to Joanna Howland (1716-1810). Gift of Henry-Russell Hitchcock in 1974.

Credit Line

Gift of Henry-Russell Hitchcock

About 1740–60

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States


72.4 x 65.4 x 44.8 cm (28 1/2 x 25 3/4 x 17 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine




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