The choice of woods and the rectangular top, delicate legs, and deeply worked molding on this tea table mark it as a work likely produced in Connecticut. Although the heavily molded profile of the top suggests the design of earlier tea tables, which had a removable top, this example was built with a fixed, non-removable top. Even so, its flared rim is meant to contain the teapots, cups, saucers, sugar and milk containers, and other "equipage" used in the drinking of tea, coffee, or chocolate.

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  • Title: Tea table
  • Date Created: 1730–1750
  • Physical Dimensions: 26 3/8 × 28 7/8 × 19 1/8 in. (66.99 × 73.34 × 48.58 cm)
  • Type: Furnishings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5302159/
  • Medium: Cherry and eastern white pine
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection, anonymous gift