Multi-part dining tables evolved as a distinct form after the American Revolution, when dining rooms became popular. This table splits into two parts that can be stored against a wall when not in use.
Acquired by the MFA from Charles Woolsey Lyon, May 1930, purchased as a pair with 30.453a for $2,500.
H. E. Bolles Fund
- Attributed to Ephraim Haines, American, 1775–about 1811
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Overall: 71.8 x 120 x 58.1 cm (28 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 22 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany veneer, pine, chestnut; iron hinges