Greene · Newport
Goddard Rectangular Tea Table
mahogany, 26½"h, 32½"w, 20½"d
Rectangular tea tables with cabriole legs and an applied top molding were numerous in 18th-century Newport. This example is in the manner of the Goddard family shop with four Goddard-style open-talon, overcut ball and claw feet, identical to the previous table. A radiused molding spans the bottom edge of the apron, visually connecting the legs. The one-board top is framed by an applied ogee top molding.
The construction is mortise and tenon with the top let into the frame. The top is affixed by the top molding in such a way as to allow for seasonal movement.
similar example: Monkhouse & Mitchie p. 133