A fine Queen Anne mahogany tray top tea table, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1750-70.
Furniture - American
A fine Queen Anne mahogany tray top tea table, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1750-70. This finely proportioned tray top tea table is a form distinctive to the cabinet shops of the Goddards and Townsends 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 top board and a flat apron with a convex molded skirt. The skirt joins conforming molded returns and graceful cabriole legs with squared knees. The delicate cabriole legs terminate in slender slipper feet.
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