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Title table
Object Name Table, Tea
Catalog Number 1978.23.8
Lexicon Category 2: Building Furnishings
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Description Chippendale tea table made in the Philadelphia style. Mahogany table is made with a top that tilts up, a scalloped or pie crust edge, and a bird cage movement on the underside that allows the top to rotate. The table also has a ring and fluted columnar-turned pedestal with foliate compressed ball above a foliate-carved collar over a tripartite base on cabriole legs. There are acanthus leaf carvings on the knees of the legs which terminate in ball and claw feet.
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA (possibly)
Material Wood
Search Terms Furniture
Furniture, Colonial
Subjects Furniture
Furniture, American.
Tables
Date ca. 1765
Caption Philadelphia Chippendale Tea Table
Number of Images 6
Dimensions H-28 Dia-32.5 inches
Dimension type 1
Diameter (in) 32.5
Diameter (ft) 2.708
Height (ft) 2.333
Height (in) 28