Rare Sawbuck Dining Table of Chestnut and Pine circa Early 18th Century

Sawbuck tables come in all sizes and qualities. This one is one of the best, and the chestnut and fine work on the sawbuck base point to Rhode Island and/coastal Connecticut. Conditionwise, it's all there, with no additional nail holes, repairs, or restorations, whatsoever. Note the breadboarded ends, both retaining their large rosehead nails, et al. The top is hard pine and the surface is that of an old, real scrubbed board that has good color and wear. The base is all chestnut, retaining its old red paint and is far from a "crude" base. Note the beautifully chamfered edges on the feet. Also, upon inspection with Bill Samaha, (a highly regarded dealer in early period Americana) he remarked that there is an additional support block between the top edge of the legs, where they meet the top, which he has never seen before, even though the overall arrangement is very familiar. This certainly makes for a more stable table, indicating an innovative and caring cabinetmaker.

It should be noted that the size is perfect for a small grouping of one or two couples for entertaining in an early setting.

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Stanley Weiss Collection
292 Westminister St. Providence, RI 02903 United States 401-272-3200
Dealer Ref. Number: sw01596
Dealer Reference Number: sw01596
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Rare Sawbuck Dining Table of Chestnut and Pine circa Early 18th Century

OF THE PERIOD: colonial
PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: early 18th century
PERIOD: 18th Century and Earlier
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Chestnut, Pine, sawbuck
MATERIALS NOTES: Chestnut, pine,sawbuck
CONDITION: Excellent. See item description..
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 28.5 in. (72 cm)
WIDTH: 6 ft. 5 in. (196 cm)
DEPTH: 28.25 in. (72 cm)
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