Tea table

Creator:
Goddard, John, 1723-1785 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1750–1760
Physical Description:
27 1/4 x 23 3/4 x 25 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne San Domingan mahogany porringer-top tea table, mellow brown patina, the refinement of this table and the choice mahogany employed indicate the work of a master craftsman; the top is joined by cleats through the frame on the underside, a favorite technique of John Goddard. An amusing history on the underside of the table is reproduced below: "Property of Colonel Augustus Mumford – First Rhode Island Regiment belonged to the thirty six foot Mumfords each of six brothers over six feet height: His head (?) showing above the ramparts was taken off by a cannonball. He married Ruth – she ran a needle into her finger during the battle of Bunker Hill (she in Providence) and exclaimed "There my Augustus is dead." And he was shot by His brother John M. Abigail Brenton. They were my gr. gr. parents. John Memford was handsomest man in New England, a gay Lothario Intemperate deserted his wife, finally found dead under Arnolds Bridge just outside Providence, drowned or drunk? no one knew – Richard Ward Greene Welling, 6 chairs (fiddle back) go with this table."
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2324, pl. P5804.
Variant Titles:
Queen Anne mahogany porringer-top tea table
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5804
Genre:
tea tables (tables) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1986
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2enddr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10962035
OID:
11861405
PID:
digcoll:847342

Number of Pages: 4
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