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Bureau table


Object number

RIF792

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: possibly Daniel Goddard, born 1747
Maker: formerly attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

84.46 x 101.6 x 52.39 cm (33 1/4 x 40 x 20 5/8 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Sabicu (primary); mahogany (vertical blocks of feet, some horizontal blocks of feet, and backing of drawer dividers [?]); cedar (drawer linings and cupboard shelves); chestnut (top of cabinet, some drawer supports, drawer guides, and platforms on underside of case along sides and around blocking); pine (backing of columns, case bottom, case back, sub-top, some drawer supports, original tip bar for upper drawer, cupboard sides, platform on underside of case behind center molding, platform on underside of case along outside rear edges, and original bracket of proper-right rear foot); yellow poplar (some drawer supports and some horizontal blocks of feet)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“3,” in graphite, on exterior bottom of proper-left middle drawer; “I” through “VI,” incised on tops of drawer dividers (from proper-right top to proper-left bottom)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

J. K. Beard, Richmond, Virginia, before 1922; sold to John C. Toland, Baltimore, by 1922. T. C. Schneider and Co., Baltimore. Grace and F. L. Jennings, Baltimore; sold to The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 1971

Associated names

J. K. Beard
John C. Toland
T. C. Schneider and Co.

Notes

This bureau table is closely related to RIF678 and RIF794.

See also


Bibliography

"Little-Known Masterpieces, IX. A Knee-Hole Dresser Attributed to John Goddard," Antiques 2, no. 3 (September 1922): 111, fig. IX.
Herbert Cescinsky, "The "Block-Front" in England," Antiques 4, no.4 (October 1923): 180, fig. 8.
"The Editor's Attic," Antiques 23, no. 6 (June 1933): 205, fig. 7.
Edgar G. Miller, American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs, 2 vols. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1937), vol. 1, 494–495, no. 904.
Mabel M. Swan, "Coastwise Cargoes of Venture Furniture," Antiques 55, no. 4 (April 1949): 278, fig. 1.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: MacMillan Company, 1963), no. 627, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 298, fig. 7.22.