Banquet Table

Three-piece banquet table
Mahogany, walnut, and pine
Eastern Virginia
ca. 1755-1785
Gift of Mrs. William Flowers, 1990
Dining tables were frequently manufactured in parts with drop leaves. They could be taken apart and the pieces placed against the wall to free floor space for pursuits such as dancing. This table has a tradition of ownership by James Minor Rawlings, who lived at "Courtland" in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

When assembled as a complete unit, the table measures 142 inches in length. It was made in eastern Virginia, likely Fredericksburg.