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Tilt-top table


Object number

RIF2097

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 69.85 cm (27 1/2 in.); Diameter, top: 85.41 cm (33 5/8 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar (block)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Captain Thomas Wright, Wilmington, North Carolina; by descent to Judge Joshua Grainger Wright, Wilmington, North Carolina, before 1992; Estate Antiques, Charleston, South Carolina, 1992

Associated names

Thomas Wright
Judge Joshua Grainger Wright
Estate Antiques

Bibliography

John Bivins, "A Catalog of Northern Furniture with Southern Provenances," Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts (November 1989): 61, fig. 16.
John Bivins, Wilmington Furniture 1720–1860, exh. cat. (Wilmington, North Carolina: St. John's Museum of Art, 1989), 35, plate 8.
"Jim and Harriet Pratt Estate Antiques advertisement," Antiques 142, no. 1 (July 1992): 41, ill.
Patricia E. Kane, "The Palladian Style in Rhode Island Furniture: Fly Tea Tables," American Furniture (1999): 5.
Sarah Neale Fayen, "Tilt-Top Tables and Eighteenth-Century Consumerism," American Furniture (2003): 121, fig. 37.