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Object ID # 1959.002.001
Object Name Table, Dining
Title Cherrywood Table (c. 1869)
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date c. 1869
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Drop-leaf cherrywood table (used 1869+) that has four turned legs. Two leaves drop down when required. The finish is not original (but the table should be covered with a tablecloth anyway, as it is a Victorian table) . No maker's identification is present on it, but it was likely made in Holland Township, Grey County in the Arnott area.

Provenance This was the first table owned and used by John and Margaret Murray McKay, after their marriage in Chatsworth, Grey County, Canada West, on April 8, 1869. Their farm home was located at Arnott, Holland Township, Grey County.

The table was next used by their eldest daughter, Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (neƩ McKay), at the Givens farm near Massie, Ontario. Minnie had married James Givens in 1898. The Givens farmed in Holland Township, and are buried in Owen Sound's Greenwood cemetery. Minnie (McKay) Givens was born in 1871 and died in 1950. James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958.

The table was refinished and used by Mrs. Givens' grandson, Jim Reid.



Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Finish/Metal
Found Arnott, Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People McKay, John
Givens, James
Reid, Jean
Subjects Furniture
Trees
Parlors
Dining tables
Woodworking
Search Terms Massie
Holland Township
Arnott
Function A dining table (it would be covered with a tablecloth)