Dining table, 1760-1790
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Mahogany and oak;
Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection (Philadelphia, Pa.), HSP X-85
The style of this dining table is like many made in the Delaware Valley in the late 18th century. Its narrow top permitted it to be placed against a wall. When needed for dining, it was brought into the center of a room, its two leaves were lifted, and the movable swinging legs (called "gates") were pulled into position to support them.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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