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We are currently moving the Newport showroom because our block 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
figured maple 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.

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. 

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.

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.

Chippendale Mirror
figured mahogany, 41½" h, 21" w  now 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.