Tuckaway table

Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1740–1760
Physical Description:
26 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne San Domingan mahogany tuckaway table; this ingenious and delightful little tea table derived its name by its space saving function of being able to be tucked away in a closet when not in use. There are five or six examples of tuckaway tables known, one example in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (illustrated in Randall, American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, pl. 83); up to the discovery of this example, that group was of native wood, cherry and birch, and was apparently of New Hampshire origin. This is the Boston version with the skill of formation of the cabriole and the choice of dense mahogany reflecting the work of one of Boston's top artisans; the gates swivel on a central butterfly dovetailed fulcrum and when opened the gates effect an X-formation. The table was, during its career, secured in the open position by braces and a frame under the top to keep it from collapsing; the few examples we have handled have been secured at one time. This table has never been refinished and retains the old or original dark patina.
Related objects: Book: Richard H. Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Meriden, Conn.: Meriden Gravure Co., 1965), pl. 83.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1450, pl. P4446.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne mahogany tuckaway table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4446
Genre:
tables (support furniture) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1977
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2enddr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10961891
OID:
11861358
PID:
digcoll:847228

Number of Pages: 3
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