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Tilt-top table


Object number

RIF2097

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 27 1/2 in. (69.85 cm) Diameter, top: 33 5/8 in. (85.41 cm)

Date

1740–80

Current location

Private Collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar (block)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Captain Thomas Wright, Wilmington, North Carolina; by descent to Judge Joshua Grainger Wright, Wilmington, North Carolina, before 1992; Estate Antiques, Charleston, South Carolina, 1992

Associated names

Thomas Wright
Judge Joshua Grainger Wright
Estate Antiques

Bibliography

"Jim and Harriet Pratt Estate Antiques advertisement," Antiques 142, no. 1 (July 1992): 41, ill.
Patricia E. Kane, "The Palladian Style in Rhode Island Furniture: Fly Tea Tables," American Furniture (1999): 5.
Sarah Neale Fayen, "Tilt-Top Tables and Eighteenth-Century Consumerism," American Furniture (2003): 121, fig. 37.
John Bivins, "A Catalog of Northern Furniture with Southern Provenances," Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts (November 1989): 61, fig. 16.
John Bivins, Wilmington Furniture 1720–1860, exh. cat. (Wilmington, North Carolina: St. John's Museum of Art, 1989), 35, plate 8.