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Card table


Object number

RIF310

Maker

Maker possibly by John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Closed: 71.76 x 78.11 x 38.74 cm (28 1/4 x 30 3/4 x 15 1/4 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Dietrich American Foundation

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

"Made by / John Goddard," engraved on brass latch escutcheon, top inner rim

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Broome-Livingston families, Schnectady, New York, before 1900; taken West during the 19th century. Christie's, New York, October 21, 1978, lot 275. Dietrich Americana Foundation, Philadelphia, by 1984

Associated names

Broome-Livingston Family
Preservation Society of Newport County

Bibliography

"Christie's advertisement," Antiques 114, no. 4 (October 1978): 620.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture and Decorations, sale cat. (October 21, 1978), 84–85, lot 275, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 245, fig. 5.31– 5.31a-b.
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), 323, 329, no. 66, fig. 1.