Pier Table

Attributed to John Goddard American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Unlike the majority of Newport marble slab tables, this table has a straight skirt. Moreover, it is unique among Rhode Island slab tables for its partially recessed marble top; with a depth of only 16 inches, it is also the shallowest. The attribution to John Goddard is based on its claw feet and carved knees, which are similar in design to those of a tea table he made for Jabez Bowen in 1763 and those of a drop-leaf table he made for James Atkinson.

Pier Table, Attributed to John Goddard (1724–1785), Mahogany, mahogany veneer, marble, maple, white pine, American

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