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Tilt-top table


Object number

RIF514

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height: 67.63 cm (26 5/8 in.); Diameter, top: 82.23 cm (32 3/8 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry (cleats); maple (block)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Originally owned by John Brown (1736–1803), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent in his family to John Nicholas Brown (1900–1979), Newport, Rhode Island, and Providence, Rhode Island, before 1974; consigned to Michael R. Corcoran, Newport, Rhode Island, July 15, 1974; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1974; sold to Wunsch Americana Foundation, New York, before 1975; given to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1981

Associated names

John Brown
John Nicholas Brown
Michael R. Corcoran
Israel Sack, Inc.
Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc.

Notes

Secondary woods: cherry cleats; maple block

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 5, p. 1143, no. P4068, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 363, fig. 1452.
"Museum Accessions," Antiques 121, no. 6 (June 1982): 1334.
Patricia E. Kane, "The Palladian Style in Rhode Island Furniture: Fly Tea Tables," American Furniture (1999): 5, fig. 4.