Possibly by John Goddard (1723/4-1785)
Newport, Rhode Island   Circa 1765

Primary Wood: Walnut
Secondary Wood: Maple

Height: 37 1/4 inches
Seat Height: 16 1/2 inches
Width: 20 1/2 inches
Depth: 16 1/2 inches

Provenance: Possibly Charles Tillinghast (1729-1775), West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island; Phebe (Tillinghast) James (1768-1848), daughter; General Charles Tillinghast James (1805-1862), son; Thence by descent in the family; Arthur B. Ladd (1868-1954) and his wife, Maude Lorie (Cross) Ladd (1874-1966), by 1953; Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. received by gift from Mrs. Ladd, above, by 1957.

Reference: Please see Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640-1820 , p. 40, no. 14 and Sotheby’s New York, Property of the Goddard Family, 22 January 2005, p. 75, fig. 11 (one of the pair). Pictured in the article by Laura Beach, “The Past Is Present in Newport: A Couple’s Lifelong Love of Antiques,” Antiques and Fine Art 6 (Summer 2005), pp. 115–118. Also, see Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, p. 357, fn4, fig. 2 (one of the pair). Listed in The Rhode Island Furniture Archive at Yale University Art Gallery, RIF4190.

Exhibited: Newport, The Hunter House, The Preservation Society of Newport County, The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640-1820, Summer 1953.

Item Number: 7292