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Slab table


Object number

RIF326

Maker

Maker possibly by John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

72.39 x 130.175 x 64.77 cm (28 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 25 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (secondary); marble (top)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Lodowick Updike (1725–1804), Wickford, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Anstis Lee (1765–1864), Wickford, Rhode Island; bequeathed to St. Paul's Church, Wickford, Rhode Island, 1864; the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, by 1964; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, June 26, 1986, lot 162; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993), Newport, Rhode Island, 1986; given to the Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Society, Rhode Island, 1986

Associated names

Lodowick Updike
Anstis Updike
Updike family
Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island
Sotheby's
Doris Duke

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 54–55, 164, no. 41, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Silver, sale cat. (June 26, 1986), lot 162, ill.
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), 58n15.