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Tea table


Object number

RIF902

Maker

Maker: possibly John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

68.263 x 85.725 x 52.07 cm (26 7/8 x 33 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Possibly owned by Captain Benjamin Ives (1720–1767) and his wife, Elizabeth Hale Ives (1725–1767), Beverly, Massachusetts; by descent to their son, Robert Hale Ives (1744–1773), Beverly, Massachusetts; or more likely owned by his son, Thomas Poynton Ives (1769–1835), Beverly, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, and his wife Hope Brown (1773–1855), Providence, Rhode Island; bequeathed to his sister, Mrs. Thomas Bancroft (née Elizabeth Ives, 1767–1801); or possibly by descent to her son, Thomas Poynton Bancroft (1799–1852), Providence, Rhode Island, and Beverly, Massachusetts; by descent to his son, Robert Hale Bancroft (1843–1918), Beverly, Massachusetts; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Alexander Winsor (née Elizabeth Hope), Weston, Massachusetts; sold to Miss Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, Texas, 1957; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1957

Associated names

Captain Benjamin Ives
Elizabeth Hale Ives
Robert Hale Ives
Thomas Poynton Ives
Elizabeth Ives
Hope Brown Ives
Thomas Poynton Bancroft
Robert Hale Bancroft
Elizabeth Hope
Ima Hogg

See also


Bibliography

Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), 204, fig. 394.
David B. Warren, "American Decorative Arts in Texas: The Bayou Bend Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston," Antiques 90, no. 6 (December 1966): 796–797, ill.
Liza Moses and Michael Moses, "Authenticating John Townsend's and John Goddard's Queen Anne and Chippendale Tables," Antiques 121, no. 5 (May 1982): 1139, fig. 26.
David B. Warren, "Ima Hogg, Collector," Antiques 121, no. 1 (January 1982): 236, fig. 14.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 223, fig. 5.11, 5.11a–b.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 65–66, no. F112, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Property of the Goddard Family, sale cat. (January 22, 2005), 40, 42, fig. 11.
Amy Coes, "A Bill of Sale from John Goddard to John Brown and the Furniture It Documents," Antiques 169, no. 5 (May 2006): pp.130–131, 133n21.