An excellent Goddard-Townsend mahogany tray-top tea table, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1750-70.
This finely proportioned antique tray-top tea table is a form distinctive to the Goddard and Townsend cabinet shops of Newport, Rhode Island. The rectangular tray top has an applied convex molding with a beaded outside edge. This molding rests atop a one-piece mahogany board and a flat apron with a convex molded skirt. The skirt joins conforming molded returns and cabriole legs with squared knees. The delicate cabriole legs terminate in slender slipper feet. Identical tables can be found in: "Master Craftsmen of Newport, The Townsends & Goddards"; Michael Moses. Americana Press, 1984, Page 73, "The Arts & Crafts of Newport, RI"; Ralph Carpenter. Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954, Page 102.
Height: 25 3/8"; Width: 32 1/2"; Depth: 21 1/8"
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