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Tea table


Object number

RIF2364

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 26 1/4 31 1/2 21 3/4 in. (66.68 80.01 55.25 cm)

Date

1740–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (corner blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Southwick," in chalk, on underside of top

Provenance

? Southwick, location and dates unknown. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut. Jess Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; sold to Adolph Henry Meyer, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 1996, lot 115; sold to C. L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennslyvania; sold to Bruce Westcott, New York, 1998; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20–21, 2017, lot 4258

Associated names

Jess S. Pavey
Adolph Henry Meyer
Sotheby's
C. L. Prickett, Inc.
John S. Walton, Inc.
? Southwick
Bruce Westcott

Bibliography

Joan Barzilay Freund, Masterpieces of Americana: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer (New York: Sotheby's Books, 1995), 34.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer, sale cat. (January 20, 1996), lot 115.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana Including Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2017), lot 4258, 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), 213n4.