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Tea table


Object number

RIF2364

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

66.68 x 80.01 x 55.25 cm (26 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (corner blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Southwick," in chalk, on underside of top

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

? Southwick, location and dates unknown. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut. Jess Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; sold to Adolph Henry Meyer, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 1996, lot 115; sold to C. L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennslyvania; sold to Bruce Westcott, New York, 1998; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20–21, 2017, lot 4258

Associated names

? Southwick
John Walton, Inc.
Jess S. Pavey
Adolph Henry Meyer
C. L. Prickett, Inc.
Bruce Westcott
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Joan Barzilay Freund, Masterpieces of Americana: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer (New York: Sotheby's Books, 1995), 34.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer, sale cat. (January 20, 1996), lot 115.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 213n4.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana Including Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2017), lot 4258, ill.