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Tea table


Object number

RIF4557

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

67.31 x 81.28 x 49.53 cm (26 1/2 x 32 x 19 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Cherry

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Electra Webb Bostwick (1910–1981), Shelburne, Vermont. Sotheby's, New York, October 9, 1997, lot 491

Associated names

Electra Webb Bostwick
Sotheby's

Construction

This appears to be one of only a very few Goddard-Townsend tea tables constructed with a frieze drawer known to exist. The specifiction was most likely custom-ordered and would have certainly increased the original cost. Source: Sotheby's, New York. Important Americana, sale cat.7025, October 9, 1997, lot 491.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (October 9, 1997), lot 491, ill.