Single Brothers’ Joinery
Salem North Carolina United States of America
walnut and poplar
HOA 29 3/4″; WOA 46″; DOA 29″
The inverted baluster turnings of this table and the blind dovetailed battens securing the top are conservative details maintained by Moravian joiners well into the eighteenth century. The battens are a feature used to control warping of the wide boards used for tables in this period. The table is made from the most commonly used primary wood in Wachovia in the second half of the eighteenth century, walnut, with poplar used as a secondary wood for the drawer sides and bottoms.
Originally part of the Salem Congregation owned furniture.
Wachovia Historical Society Collection