Dining Table

Date: 1790 - 1800

In the 1700s dining occurred in almost every space in the house. Servants and hosts moved tables for dining into and out of rooms as the need for them arose. By the late 1700s this trend began to change. Large tables with multiple sections specifically designed for dining began to appear. By the early 1800s most Americans aspired to having a dining room as a symbol of gentility. House builders mention dining rooms, inventory takers list furniture and food service items in spaces they call dining rooms, and prosperous people wrote about meals being served in dining rooms.

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Medium: Walnut, yellow pine, and oak

Dimensions: H: 29 1/2 x W: 60 x L: 152 in.

Place: Winchester, Virginia (attributed)

Accession: 0856a-c

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Furniture - American

Tags: Dining , Table

Always in the family of the original owner, as inherited by Julian Wood- Glass Jr. NOTE: This table was made for this house.