Southern Beaten Biscuit Table or biscuit board, likely Tennessee, poplar and possibly hickory with limestone insert. Table with mortise and tenon and pegged construction, four square legs, and hinged beadboard cover with square nail construction and red wash. 38 1/4" H (with lid, closed). 35" H (to top of stone) x 25" square. Mid-19th century. Provenance: Found in Athens, Alabama area, but by oral tradition originated from a farm near Nashville. CONDITION: Cover may be a late 19th century addition and retains original hinges. Wear and some staining to limestone, with gashes up to 3 1/2" L and wear/losses at one edge up to 7 1/2" L. Small splits to tops of two legs. Small loss at top of rear leg. Some wear/losses around tips of legs, but the legs do not appear to have lost height.
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