28-1/2 in x 47-7/8 in x 21-1/4 in (open 57-1/8 in)
Walnut; oak and white cedar (frame)
Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.
One drop leaf has a half-inch insert between the two boards that form the leaf. This insert is likely an old repair.
Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. J. Newberry Reynolds to The David Wilson Mansion, Inc., in 1942.
The rectangular drop-leaf or dining table has deep rectangular leaves. It stands on four cabriole legs ending in claw-and-ball feet. Two opposing legs attach to hinged rails that allow those two legs to support respective table leaves. The end rails of the table frame are undercut with large, opposed ogee curves that join almost half way into the rails. The end rail of the frame is not recessed from the leg stiles, as was common on what were likely earlier tables of the same general form.