George II carved oak centre/ writing table
Date: 2020-09-19 05:08:38
Period: George II Period c. 1727-1760
Height: 28.75" (73cm) / Width: 48" (122cm) / Depth: 26.5" (67.5cm)
Height: 28.75" (73cm)
Width: 48" (122cm)
Depth: 26.5" (67.5cm)
A handsome George II oak centre/ writing table; the well figured top above a shaped frieze and raised on powerful cabriole legs which have C scroll ear pieces and terminate in crisply carved claw and ball feet. The design of the table's claw and ball feet, with a clear space between the talon and the ball is extremely unusual.
Interestingly this feature is typical of furniture by John Goddard, one of the most highly sought after American cabinet-makers. Working in late Eighteenth Century Rhode Island Goddard created some exceptional pieces of furniture and a desk-bookcase by Goddard sold for a record $12.1 million in 1989!