Item/Auction Attributes

Attributed to the shop of George Donald, Richmond, or the shop of Thomas Arbuthnot, Petersburg, VA.
Circa 1780.
Very good visual condition, corner brackets and stretchers replaced, patch repair to one upper leg hidden by leaf, repair to another upper leg, light staining to top.
27 1/2" H, 30 3/4" x 18 3/4" top (closed).
Provenance: Property deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg, Foundation, VA. All proceeds to benefit the Collections Acquisition Fund. Acquired from Andrew Lewis Rife Antiques, Petersburg, VA in the 1950s or 1960s. Descended in the Ruffin family, Petersburg, VA.
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Literature: See MESDA Journal 2015 - Bullin, "Research Note: The Scottish Cabinetmaking School of Colonial Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia for research on these cabinetshops, and figs. 18, 19, 22-26 for other examples of this table with the boxed lopers. Parallels Hurst Prown: Southern Furniture 1680-1830, pp. 227-229.