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We are currently moving the Newport showroom because our building is being demolished to make way for a new hotel.
Please watch for details of our re-opening! Meanwhile, email any inquiries to info@theballandclaw.com

Newport Chest-on-Frame
cherry 65"h, 39"w, 21"d  available

Somewhere between a chest of drawers and a high chest, a chest-on-frame is a relatively rare form. This Newport version has a case of five graduated, full-width drawers atop a Newport slipper-foot frame. The scrolled base apron has a central pendant drop. 

The base frame is of pegged mortise-and-tenon construction and the upper case and drawers are dovetailed.

$11, 500 now $7990

Goddard Corner Chair 
with ball and claw feet
mahogany, 30 1/2"h  available     
 

If a single piece were to be chosen as an icon for the artistry and craftsmanship of the Newport cabinetmakers, it would be difficult to suggest one better than a John Goddard corner chair.  It is a symphony of curves and a testament to the sculptural abilities of John Goddard and his sons. This chair has cabriole legs and stiles, and both the seat rails and splats are serpentine. Four open-talon Goddard ball and claw feet anchor it firmly to the ground. The slip seat is upholstered in premium top-grain leather. 

This chair is an exacting replica of the original, and having made more than the Goddards did in their day, Jeffrey is an authority on them. The result is a Goddard corner chair of absolute authenticity and unrivaled craftsmanship.

$7500 now $6500

Goddard Tall-Case Clock
mahogany, 96"h, 20½"w, 11"d  available

The Goddard tall-case clock is a stately example in the Newport style. Mahogany throughout, it features a blocked-front door with a Goddard curved-ray shell. Flanking the door are stop-fluted quarter columns with turned capitals and bases. The base has a central panel and it stands on delicate ogee feet. The case is of mortise-and-tenon construction throughout, as is the original. 

The bonnet has a double-molded arch and is crowned with three fluted urn-and-flame finials on plinths. The bonnet has fluted columns on either side of the door and half-columns at the rear. The side windows and the arched door are glazed with wavy antique glass. The bonnet is of mortise-and-tenon and dovetail construction, with a single elegant dovetail visible on either side of the upper bonnet frame. 

The movement is a precise, handcrafted replica of the period mechanism. It is an eight-day, weight-driven, brass movement with bell strike on the hour and a polished brass pendulum. The clock as shown has an engraved brass dial with second hand and calendar, but it may also be ordered with a painted steel dial. 

$22,000

Howard Sideboard
mahogany and mahogany crotch, holly inlay
46"w, 41"h, 22"d  available

A simple and elegant Providence Hepplewhite sideboard design after an original by Thomas Howard (1774-1833). The design employs four drawers and two center doors with cockbeaded edges. The facade features bookmatched mahogany crotch veneer with holly string inlay on the drawer and door fronts and legs. The oval Hepplewhite pulls offer a pleasant contrast with the rectilinear lines.

$12,500 now $8900

Townsend Slipper-Foot Tea Table
mahogany, 27"h, 32"w, 21"d  available

The classic Newport rectangular tea table of timeless grace and simplicity.  This slipper-foot design is in the manner of Christopher or early John Townsend, as exemplified by the strong sweep of the leg, and is an exacting replica of an original. The apron is narrow, lending lift and lightness to the design. The one-board top is surrounded by a radiused top molding with edge bead.

The construction is mortise and tenon and the top is let into the frame. The applied top molding holds the top and allows for seasonal movement.

$3800 now $2850

Newport Slipper-Foot Lowboy 
mahogany, 34"w, 30½"h, 22"d  available

The Newport slipper-foot lowboy is a gem of Newport furniture design, and another example of elegance with restrained use of ornament. This early Job Townsend design has four graceful slipper feet and an incised Newport shell with flat-center rosette. The refined lines are capped with a thin overhanging top. It is replicated from the original in the Doris Duke Collection at the Whitehorne House Museum under an agreement with the Newport Restoration foundation.

Like other Newport lowboys, the case and drawers are of fully hand-dovetailed construction. As with all pieces by Jeffrey Greene, the Newport shell is carved by hand in the manner of the original.

$7900 now $5900

Boston Tea Table
walnut, 28½"h, 26"w, 18"d  available  

A diminutive Boston Queen Anne tea table with boldly shaped aprons and long, graceful cabriole legs ending in pad feet.  The overhanging top features a molded edge.  The table has a great amount of lift, in keeping with the design ideals of its day. The pegs are visible in the mortise-and-tenon frame joinery. 

In walnut, as was the original.

$2400 now $1900

Chippendale Mirror
figured mahogany, 41½" h, 21" w  available

A handsome mirror in the Chippendale style with a molded frame, intricately detailed fretwork, and beveled glass. The upper and lower panels feature matched crotch mahogany.

$1295 now $1095

Rhode Island Porringer-Top Tea Table
figured maple, 27"h, 34½"w, 24"d 
several available in figured (tiger) maple and cherry

Sometimes referred to as a "common tea table" in early inventories, tea tables with turned and tapered legs were less expensive than their cabriole-legged counterparts. The porringer top was a Rhode Island favorite. The table top has a slightly rounded, beveled edge that shows the porringer shape well.

$1990 now $1490

Oval Tea Table
figured maple, 27"h, 34"w, 25"d  
several available in figured (tiger) maple and cherry

The oval tea table was a design in widespread use throughout New England in the 18th century.  Nicely proportioned, it has turned and tapered legs with a rounded, beveled table top edge.

$1990 now $1490