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From: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 10 (Alexandria, Va.: Highland House Publishers, 1987), 2677
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Table


Object number

RIF1121

Maker

Maker possibly by John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

60.96 x 92.71 x 55.88 cm (24 x 36 1/2 x 22 in.)

Date

1750–1790

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in southeastern Massachusetts, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (cleats)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Royal," in chalk, on underside, probably twentieth century along with illegible script, possibly eighteenth century

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Elizabeth Hodgson Hickling (born 1745) Duxbury, Massachusetts; by descent to her daughter Sarah B. Bradford, Duxbury, Massachusetts; by descent to her daughters Lucia, Elizabeth, and Charlotte Bradford, Duxbury, Massachusetts; by descent to Lucia Alden Bradford Knapp (1834–1924), Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1891; by descent to her daughter Maria Bradford Royal (ne้ Knapp, born 1866), Plymouth, Massachusetts. Christie's, New York, June 16, 1984, lot 198. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1991

Associated names

Elizabeth Hodgson Hickling
Sarah B. Bradford
Lucia, Elizabeth, and Charlotte Bradford
Lucia Alden Bradford Knapp
Maria Bradford Royal
Christie's
Israel Sack, Inc.

Construction

The top is held to the frame with six maple cleats secured to the top with rosehead nails and rabbeted on one end to fit in slots the table frame; there are two cleats on each of the long sides and one on each of the short sides. Examined by P. E. Kane, September 11, 2003.

Notes

The origin of this table is uncertain. The way the top is held to the frame relates to a documented table by John Goddard (RIF4191); on the other hand, the table has a strong eastern Massachusetts provenance.

See also


Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 10, p. 2677, no. P5614, ill.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 16, 1984), 79, lot 198, ill.
Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 410, entry 36n1.