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


27 1/4 23 3/4 25 in. (69.215 60.325 63.5 cm)



Current location



Made in Rhode Island, Possibly made in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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"Property of Colonel Augustus Mumford - First Rhode Island Regiment belonged to the thirty six foot Mumfords each of six brothers over six feet height: his head (?) showing above the ramparts was taken off by a cannonball. He married Ruth --. She ran an needle into her finger during the battle of Bunker Hill (she in Providence) and exclaimed, "There my Augustus is dead." And he was shot by His brother John M. Abigail Brenton. They were my gr. gr. parents. John Memford was handsomest man in New England, a gay Lothario Intemperate deserted his wife, finally found dead under Arnolds Bridge just outside Providence, drowned or drunk? no one knew. Richard Ward Greene Welling 6 Chairs (fiddle back) go with this table.", on the underside of the table


Colonel Augustus Mumford (1744–1775), East Greenwich, Rhode Island; by descent to Richard Ward Greene Welling, Providence. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1986. Mrs. Eddy G. Nicholson and Mr. Eddy G. Nicholson (1938–2011), Milwaukee, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, and West Lake Village, California, by 1993

Associated names

Colonel Augustus Mumford
Richard Ward Greene Welling
Mrs. Eddy G. Nicholson
Eddy G. Nicholson
Israel Sack, Inc.


The top is joined by cleats through the frame on the underside. Source: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 8 (Alexandria, Va.: Highland House Publishers, 1986): 2324, no. P5804.

See also


American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–89), vol. 8, p. 2324, P5804, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 263, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, and Folk Art: Featuring English Pottery from the Collection of the Late Robert J. Kahn and the Lafayette-Washington Pistols, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2002), 208, lot 382 (comp.cit.), ill.