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Slab table


Object number

RIF3061

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

28 3/4 x 49 1/2 x 25 in. (73.03 x 125.73 x 63.5 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Cherry (primary); marble (top)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent in the Babbitt family, Wickford, Rhode Island; sold to Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, by 1941; sold to Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Gasque, Millbrook, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, by descent in their family; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 21–22, 2000, lot 678 (unsold); Sotheby's, New York, January 22–23, 2016, lot 1534 (unsold); Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Portsmouth), August 20–21, 2016, lot 704

Associated names

Babbitt family
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
H. W. Gasque
Sotheby's
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 1, pp. 189–190, fig. 197, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy advertisement," Antiques 40, no. 3 (September 1941): 135, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 50–51, no. 39, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 21–22, 2000), 350–351, lot 678, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Summer Weekend Auction, sale cat. (August 20–21, 2016), 150, lot 704, ill.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "The Summer Weekend Auction," Maine Antique Digest (November 2016): 8-C, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, Chinese Export Porcelain, and Carpets, sale cat. (January 22–23, 2016), 153, lot 1534, ill.