CHIPPENDALE TILT TOP TEA TABLE

Newport, Rhode Island Circa 1765

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Wood: Mahogany

Height: 27 1/4 inches
Width: 31 1/2 inches
Depth: 31 3/4 inches

Provenance: An early attached label reads as follows: “pie crust from Nightengale home Prov. R.I.” Samuel Nightengale II (1741-1814) was the son of Samuel Nightengale (1714-1786) of Pomfret, Connecticut. Samuel II was raised in Providence, Rhode Island and was a successful merchant, who invested in the East India and coastal trade.

Reference: Please see the article by Patricia E. Kane entitled “The Palladian Style in Rhode Island Furniture: Fly Tea Tables” in American Furniture 1999, pages 1-16, specifically Figure 5. Listed in the Rhode Island Furniture Archive RIF6627.

Item Number: 7231

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