Tea table

1775–85


Object Place: Newport, Rhode Island

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 59

Dimensions

Overall: 69.9 x 80.3 cm (27 1/2 x 31 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.164

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

On View

Marilyn and John F. Keane Family Gallery (Gallery 127)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

According to family history, Goddard made this “dish-top” tea table for his daughter Catherine; it descended in her family into the twentieth century. This provenance has made the table a key “type specimen” for the identification of other pieces that share the same paw feet and fluted columns. The four, small columns echo the architectonic use of applied quarter columns and other details on Newport case furniture.

Provenance

According to Duncan A. Hazard, writing in 1929, made by John Goddard for his daughter, Catherine (1757-1816), upon her marriage to Perry Weaver (d. 1827); by descent to son Benjamin Weaver (1781-1863); by descent to son John Goddard Weaver (1812-1892); by descent to daughter Miss Susan J. Weaver (1846-1917); sold by the estate of Miss Weaver to Duncan A. Hazard, Newport, Rhode Island; purchased from Hazard for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts