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Bureau table


Object number

RIF794

Maker

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

Dimensions

35 × 41 × 21 in. (88.9 × 104.1 × 53.3 cm)

Date

1890–1910

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mrs. Frederick S. Fish (née Grace Ann Studebaker, 1863–1946), South Bend, Indiana, by 1932; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Gustave Breaux Ballard (née Mary Jane Fish, 1892–1961), Louisville, Kentucky; by descent to her son Gustave Breaux Ballard, Jr. (1918–1991), Louisville, Kentucky; by gift in 1970 to his daughter Mrs. John Franklin Rogers (née Suzanne Bartlett Ballard, 1942–2019), Louisville, Kentucky, and his son Gustave Breaux Ballard III (1944–2017), Louisville, Kentucky. Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, December 4, 2020, lot 360

Associated names

Mrs. Frederick S. Fish
Mary Jane Fish
Gustave Breaux Ballard, Jr.
Suzanne Bartlett Ballard

Notes

This bureau table is closely related to RIF678 and RIF792. It was sold by Brunk Auctions as a Chippendale style block and shell bureau.

See also


Bibliography

"Antiques in Indiana: Notes on the Furniture Collection of Mrs. Frederick S. Fish," Antiques 21, no. 1 (January 1932): 28, 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), 294n4.