Courtesy Historic Deerfield, Inc.

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Stylish tables of the 17th century featured turned legs and stretchers. They were made in a range of sizes and served a variety of purposes. This Connecticut River Valley example has ring-turned legs and flattened ball feet. Its most appealing feature is a drawer carved with stylized botanical elements and scrolls. The original red paint has worn, but it would have been a striking piece. Larger versions of tables similar to this one but without drawers may have functioned as tables for dining.

Date: circa 1680 - 1730 
Topic: Household 
Materials: Oak, paint
Dimensions: H: 27.75 in.(70 cm.), W: 33 in.(83.8 cm.)  
Accession #: 2001.12

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