Table, Side

Side table with bird's eye, tiger and curly maple, Enfield, NH

ca. 1840

Object ID
New Hampshire, Enfield

Side table with three drawers, two in one end, one in other, and between-centers turned legs. Combination of bird's eye (legs, drawer fronts), tiger stripe (aprons), and curly, hard maple (top). Between-centers turned cherry knobs, one per drawer. Drawers dovetailed, legs mortised and tenoned to rails and aprons. Joints are pinned. White pine secondary. Yellow poplar drawer bottoms. Natural finish.


25 3/4 x 33 13/16 x 19 1/16 in. (65.5 x 85.9 x 48.5 cm)


Acquired from the Canterbury, NH Shakers, but attributed to Enfield due to its having collars at the section where the round legs meet the square upper portions.

References: Andrews, Edward D., and Faith Andrews. Religion in Wood: A Book of Shaker Furniture. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1966. p. 63. Shea, John. The American Shakers and Their Furniture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1975. p. 190-191. Kassay, John. The Book of Shaker Furniture. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980. p. 243. Meader, Robert F.W. Family Handyman: The Shaker Museum Series. August 1966 - June 1971. Feb. 1968, p. 34. Meader, Robert F.W. Illustrated Guide to Shaker Furniture. New York: Dover, 1972. p. 50-51. Handberg, Ejner. Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware. Vol. 2. Stockbridge, MA: The Berkshire Traveller Press, 1975. p. 22-23. Rieman, Timothy D. and Jean M. Burks. The Complete Book of Shaker Furniture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993. p. 242.

New Hampshire, Enfield

New Hampshire,  Enfield

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