Pepperrell gateleg table, Kittery, ca. 1710-1740

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Pepperrell gateleg table, Kittery, ca. 1710-1740

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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.

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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

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Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 361-3552

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