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Dining table

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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.

Provenance

Acquired by the MFA from Charles Woolsey Lyon, May 1930, purchased as a pair with 30.453a for $2,500.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

1805–10

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 98

Dimensions

Overall: 71.8 x 120 x 58.1 cm (28 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 22 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.453b

Medium or Technique

Mahogany veneer, pine, chestnut; iron hinges

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens