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This table is traditionally believed to have descended from the Sir William Pepperrell (1696-1759) family through the Gerrish family of Kittery Point. Pepperrell's wife, Lady Mary (Hirst) Pepperrell (c. 1703-1789) 1790 inventory lists a "large black walnut oval Table". Made in Boston.
Black walnut with white pine drawers. Turned gateleg construction creates oval table when deep leaves are opened. 8 sausage turned legs (4 regular legs and 4 gatelegs). 10 sausage turned stretchers (6 regular, 4 on gateleg). 2 drawers with brass pulls, one on each short end of table. Ball feet. Painted dark brown.
About This Item
- Title: Pepperrell gateleg table, Kittery, ca. 1710-1740
- Creation Date: circa 1710
- Subject Date: circa 1710
- Town: Boston, Kittery
- County: Suffolk, York
- State: MA, ME
- Media: Black walnut with white pine
- Dimensions: 76 cm x 149.2 cm x 54 cm
- Local Code: 1988.14
- Collection: Bequest of Miss Alice Parsons
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
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