Oval drop-leaf table
Possibly 18th century parts mixed with later parts
28 in x 37 in x 13 in; open, 45 dia
Oak (rails and top boards), unidentified hardwood, possibly beech (legs and turned stiles)
Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp
Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp
This table combines what appear to be 18th century parts with later parts dating from the late 19th or early 20th century, or it may have been made entirely of parts intended to look older than they are. Everything has been stained a dark brown or black. Stain also covers part of the undersides. The unstained parts visible underneath the table do not match well, suggesting differing histories. The hinged leaves and fixed center board to not meet in a tongue and groove joint or a shaped rule joints; instead, they are just butted. The hinge history on the undersides of table leaves does not match between the two sides. Last, the stretchers are joined to the upright stiles with double tenons, rather than a single tenon.