Tea table

New York, United States
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1740–1760
Physical Description:
27 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 28 1/4 in.
Sack catalogue description: Original catalogue description (April 1965) – Queen Anne mahogany slipper-foot tea table with rare octagonal paneled knees, the platformed foot is identical to that of the Verplanck console table in the Metropolitan Museum, plate 229 in Helen Comstock's book; the close interrelationship of the Newport and New York Queen Anne school is apparent in this example. Descended in the Pierson family of Buccleuch, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Updated catalogue description (September 1971) – Queen Anne San Domingan mahogany tea table, cabriole legs with octagonal knee and ringed base, slipper feet with faceted heel; bulged apron with cyma-curved center pendant, the tray molding with notched corners is a replacement. New York or Newport, Rhode Island. The rare ringed octagonal paneled knees appear on a few Newport tea tables, i.e., the Morris table in The Magazine Antiques (January 1938): p. 76. The apron outline is also of Newport design, the faceted slipper foot has only appeared on the New York table cited above. This table descended from the Surgeon General Moses Scott of New Brunswick, New Jersey, a staff officer and friend of General George Washington. It is illustrated in The Magazine Antiques (May 1949): p. 358 while in the possession of a direct descendant. The Scott family homestead, Buccleuch, in New Brunswick, is still standing, a house museum operated by the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution).
Related objects: Book: Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), pl. 229. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (January 1938): p. 76. Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/8068?rpp=20&pg=4&ft=verplanck&pos=80 (accessed December 5, 2013).
Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 307, pl. 753; vol. 3, p. 779, pl. P2031. Journal/Periodical: Florence T. Howe, "Living with Antiques: The Greenwich Home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pierson," The Magazine Antiques (May 1949): p. 358.
YUAG catalogue note: The related table with slipper feet in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is object 39.184.9.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne mahogany slipper-foot tea table
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Queen Anne
Accession Number:
tea tables (tables) (AAT)
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
Source Note:
Sack, April 1965; Sack, September 1971
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
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Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive