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Shaped square top with molded edge. Turned baluster on three cabriole legs with ridged Dutch feet. There are three iron straps on the underside to reinforce the legs. Paper tacked to square pine block reads: "This stand was bought of Jonathan Gavet Dec 15th 1784 by my Grandfather, Thomas...

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This table bears a card beneath the top with the following inscription: This stand was bought / of Jonathan Gavent Dec 15th / 1784 by my Grandfather, / Thomas Holmes. Cost 1.8.0 pounds / Joseph L. Ropes / Salem Ap. 7, 1890. Thomas Holmes lived in Salem. It descended from Joseph L. Ropes to Joseph A. Ropes, who presented it to the Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Ropes

about 1784

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 106


Overall: 66.7 x 58.4 x 43.8 cm (26 1/4 x 23 x 17 1/4 in.)

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