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A Mahogany Porringer Tea Table, Queen Anne, Newport, c.1735-1750


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This model of mahogany table with the porringer top is probably the most sought after of tea tables, particularly among those made in Newport. It can also be referred to as more of a tavern table because of its less formal aspect. Note, the typically Rhode Island straight leg, which is also very common in English furniture of that time. In fact, a number of Newport pieces are the closest along with Philadelphia pieces to the English style tradition. It is highly desired and is the rarest.

Note the close resemblance to one at the Winterthur Museum, illustrated in Joseph Downs' American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods. Please take a moment to see the construction details.

Height: 25 1/2 in.  Width: 27 in. - 33 in.  Depth: 20 in. - 24 in.
$14,500