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Pier Table

Attributed to John Goddard (1724–1785)
Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, marble, maple, white pine
28 x 50 x 17 in. (71.1 x 127 x 43.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Vincent D. Andrus, 1962
Accession Number:
62.138a, b
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.
Joseph Wanton, Newport, Rhode Island, until died 1780; his daughter, Elizabeth Wickham; her daughter, Elizabeth Wickham Gardiner, Hudson, New York; Ginsburg and Levy Inc., New York; Vincent D. Andrus, Greenwich, Connecticut, until died 1962
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