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Candlestand (59.292)

This table from Boston, Massachusetts, has a vase pedestal and snake's head feet. The top is stationary, and is attached to a single cleat on the underside of the table top; which is in turn pegged to the top. The lower edges of the legs are chamfered, and the underside of the thighs as well as the bottom of the base have been beveled in small cyma curves.

Tripod legs, for use on pole screens, wig stands, candlestands and smaller round tables were brought into fashion by Thomas Chippendale. They first became popular in England about 1755, and in America shortly thereafter. The use of tripod legs lasted into the Hepplewhite and Sheraton periods, when tripod pedestals were also developed for din...

1750-1780
26.4 x 15.9in
59.292
Image and text: DAR Museum, 2024

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