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From: Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Newport, A Center of Colonial Cabinetmaking," 147, no. 4 (April 1995): 554
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Slab table


Object number

RIF752

Maker

Attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

72.39 x 114.3 x 54.61 cm (28 1/2 x 45 x 21 1/2 in.)

Date

1755–1760

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); marble (top)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mr. Louis E. Brooks (1880–unknown) and Mrs. Louis E. Brooks, Marshall, Michigan, 1953; sold to John S. Walton, New York, 1954; sold to The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, by 1954

Associated names

Louis E. Brooks
Mrs. Louis E. Brooks
John S. Walton

Bibliography

"John S. Walton Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 6, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 41, fig. 11.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 100, 210, no. 72, ill.
Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650–1830, Fifty Years of Discovery since the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 141–142, fig. 159.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 273, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Newport, A Center of Colonial Cabinetmaking," Antiques 147, no. 4 (April 1995): 552, 554, pl. 8.
Philip Zea, "The Serpentine Furniture of Colonial Newport," American Furniture (1999): 264–265, fig. 17–19.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 26, 28, 30, fig. 2.