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From: Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Newport, A Center of Colonial Cabinetmaking," 147 (April 1995): 554
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Marble slab table

Object number



Maker, attributed to John Goddard, American, 1723?1785


28 1/2 45 21 1/2 in. (72.39 114.3 54.61 cm)



Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County


Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Mahogany (primary); marble (top)








Mr. Louis E. Brooks (1880–unknown) and Mrs. Louis E. Brooks, Marshall, Michigan, 1953; sold to John S. Walton, New York, 1954; sold to The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, by 1954

Associated names

Louis E. Brooks
Mrs. Louis E. Brooks
John S. Walton, Inc.


"John S. Walton Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 6, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 41, fig. 11.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 100, 210, no. 72, ill.
Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650–1830, Fifty Years of Discovery since the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 141–142, fig. 159.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 273, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Newport, A Center of Colonial Cabinetmaking," Antiques 147, no. 4 (April 1995): 552, 554, pl. 8.
Philip Zea, "The Serpentine Furniture of Colonial Newport," American Furniture (1999): 264–265, fig. 17–19.
Christie's, New York, Highly Important American Furniture Deaccessioned from Stratford Hall Plantation, sale cat. (December 4, 2003), 30, fig. 1.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 26, 28, 30, fig. 2.
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), 227n6.