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Tilt-top table


Object number

RIF3427

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 70.485 cm (27 3/4 in.); Diameter, top: 78.423 cm (30 7/8 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); mahogany (cleats); maple (block)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harden Studios, Barnstable, Massachusetts, 2007

Associated names

Harden Studios

Construction

The mahogany cleats are stepped in the Newport manner. The stationary block is tiger maple, with incised line detail. The carved dish top has an outer detail which could be described as a half-round on top of a flat. The underside of the dish edge meets a slight rabbet. The joining of the legs to the shaft is covered by an iron brace. The brass catch is replaced. One leg is repaired with an underside splice. The top has a repaired break, with the grain, on one side near the ends of the cleats. The top also has a repaired age split. The block attachment to the shaft has been reinforced. There is evidence of casters having been attached. Source: http://www.hardenstudios.com/Antiques/Furniture/Tables/itempages/Newport_fly_tea_table.htm.

Notes

Maple block

Bibliography

Harden Studios, "Mahogany Fly Tea Table," http://www.hardenstudios.com/Antiques/Furniture/Tables/itempages/Newport_fly_tea_table.htm (accessed December 17, 2007).