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Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Slavery and Freedom
Created by
mid 19th Century
yellow pine, red oak, and iron nails
H x W x D: 28 × 67 1/2 × 48 in., 107 lb. (71.1 × 171.5 × 121.9 cm, 48.5 kg)
A wooden table used at Cedar Grove plantation in Edgefield County, South Carolina. The four-legged table is made of yellow pine. The table top consists of three (3) machine-milled boards finished with scrub plane on the underside and with a cabinetmaker's plane on the top side. The boards are joined with full-length tongue and groove joints, and the top is nailed to the apron. The four legs are a tapered square shape and are attached to the apron with a half-haunched offset split double mortise and tenon construction. The stretchers nailed around the outside of the legs are a later addition and are made from red oak.
Place made
Edgefield County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
tables (support furniture)
Cooking and dining
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Virginia L. Burns and William Lowish in memory of Donna Gilbert Lowish
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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