William and Mary Stretcher-Base Tavern Table

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blue painted tavern table



Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

c. 1750

Pine and poplar retaining the original blue-painted finish, the four-board top pegged to a splayed base with boldly turned legs. A rare survivor. 

Ht. 26 ¾”, W. 26 ¾”, D. 24 ¾” 

Provenance: David Wheatcroft, Westborough, MA; Joe Kindig, Jr., York, PA; Philip Bradley, Downingtown, PA; Dinah & Stephen Lefkowitz, Connecticut; Sold, Northeast Auctions, 4 August 2007, lot 651

Literature: Beach, “Restraint and Abundance in a Manhattan Loft,” Antiques & Fine Art, 2006, Vol. VI, Issue 5.

For similar examples of the form, see Shea, The Pennsylvania Dutch and Their Furniture (1980), pp. 56-57; Garvan, The Pennsylvania German Collection (1982), p. 48, no. 4.

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