Mahogany; mahogany and other veneers, poplar, pine
Overall: 28 3/4 x 60 x 29 1/2 in. ( 73 x 152.4 x 74.9 cm )
engraved: brass palque on front rail; "TABLE/ Used by Federal Congress/ 1789/ Federal Hall/ Corner of Wall and Nassau Street"
Federal mahogany half-round table used in Federal Hall; solid mahogany top formed of two boards joined with butterfly joint screwed to the frame rails from the inside; frame consists of a solid straight back rail, a medial brace, and a curved front rail composed of five horizontal laminates and veeered; four tapered legs, front legs joined saddle-fashion to rail and rear legs probably mortise-and-tenoned into rails, corner blocks glued and nailed into rear corners; plain inlay consisting of tripartite banding with wider dark band between two narrow light bands on lower edge of front rail; four mortises on rear edge of top; brass plaque with inscription on front rail; legs broken off and repaired, patch on top.
Gift of the Corporation of the City of New York
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