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Tea table

Object number



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



Current location

Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc.


Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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By descent in the Thurston, Pitman, and Banning families, Newport, Rhode Island. Ginsburg and Levy, New York, 1937, 1938 and 1941; George Buford Lorimer (1908–1952), Philadelphia, before 1952. Ginsburg and Levy, New York, 1973; Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1977; Eric Martin Wunsch (1924–2013), New York, by 1980; Wunsch Americana Foundation, New York

Associated names

Thurston Family
Pitman Family
Banning Family
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
George Buford Lorimer
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
E. Martin Wunsch

See also


"Block-Front Table by John Goddard," American Collector 6, no. 4 (May 1937): 2, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 32, no. 3 (September 1937): 110, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy advertisement," American Collector 7, no. 2 (March 1938): 2.
Thomas H. Ormsbee, "Chippendale Designs as Reflected in English and American Furniture," American Collector 10, no. 5 (June 1941): 12, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy advertisement," Antiques 103, no. 1 (January 1973): 17, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2020), vol. 3, p, 37, 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), 193, no. 215, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 224, fig. 5.12.
Sotheby's, New York, Property of the Goddard Family, sale cat. (January 22, 2005), 40, 42, fig. 12.
Amy Coes, "A Bill of Sale from John Goddard to John Brown and the Furniture It Documents," Antiques 169, no. 5 (May 2006): pp.130–131, 133n22.
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), 330n5.