Drop-leaf table in Queen Anne Style - ROM2006_6299_1


Drop-leaf table in Queen Anne Style

Maker: Unidentified maker
Medium:Birch, maple
Geography: Quebec, Canada
Date: c. 1730-1800
73.0 (height) x 116.8 (width) x 43.0 (depth) cm
Object number: 957.134
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen Norton
Not on view
DescriptionThis table comes from the Eastern Townships, the border region of Southern Quebec, whose original European settlers were largely post-Loyalist New Englanders. They chose to come to Canada, and had republican, rather than monarchist sympathies. It is often difficult to differentiate the early furniture of the Eastern Townships from that of adjacent regions of New England. This drop leaf table has design features that suggest it may have been produced by a colonial American carpenter who migrated to the Eastern Townships (such as the club-footed legs and hte extended scalloped-end aprons).
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