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Card table


Object number

RIF6577

Maker

Maker, attributed to Thomas Goddard, 1765–1858

Dimensions

29 × 35 3/4 × 17 1/2 in. (73.7 × 90.8 × 44.5 cm)

Date

probably 1808

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany with light and dark wood inlay

Inscriptions

"This table was made by my great grandfather Thos. Goddard, for his daughter, Susan, about the time of her marriage to my grandfather, Theophilus Topham, Nov 5 1808. It is one of a pair and used by my grandparents during their lives. Upon the death of my grandmother Topham in 1854 one table became the propery of my aunt," written on a paper label attached to underside

Provenance

Thomas Goddard (1765–1858), Newport, Rhode Island; by gift to his daughter Mrs. Theophilus Topham (née Susan Goddard, died 1854), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughter; by decent to her niece. Skinner's, Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, November 3, 2018, lot 238

Associated names

Susan Goddard
Skinner, Inc.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Mass., American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (November 3, 2018), 43, lot 238.