From Hancock, this drop-leaf table is of cherry and dates from the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The wood has, through natural aging, developed a lovely, walnut- like, dark brown color. The legs lack a trans- itional turned collar between the upper, square section and the lower, turned-leg por- tion, and hence change gradually from square to round. The side aprons and drawer rail have tenons pinned to mortises in the legs. The single drawer has its original turned apple wood pull. The drawer has a raised, molded front, the edges of which are set flush with the drawer rails. The table top and leaves have hinged rule joints and, when raised, are supported by sliding pullout sup- ports. The center portion of the top is fixed to the base with wood screws let into apron pocket holes. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kane.
The abrupt square-to-round turning on the legs of this single-drawer side table is a leg style that was used often on furniture made in the western communities The table is from Pleasant Hill and is signed and dated "L. Gettys Jan. 1861." Brother Leander was born in 1832 and left the society in 1865. While a Shaker, he worked as a joiner. Mortise-and- tenon joints hold the rails and aprons to the legs; wood screws let into pocket holes hold the top to the base. The drawer front sets flush with the legs. All parts of the table are cherry except the drawer sides, back, and bottom, which are poplar. The table has its original clear varnish finish. Collection of Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Inc., Harrodsburg, Ky.