Date1765 – 1858
Mahogany and tulip slant-front desk with three drawers, straight bracket feet, blocked interior drawers, sliding well, sliding lid supports with carved bird's head terminals, and a brass label on back which reads: "made by Thomas Goddard/1765-1858/gift of Dr. Roderick Terry". Newport was well known for the exporting and local consumption of these pieces with and without shells. A tax receipt found in the desk suggests that it was used by Thomas Goddard, as has been suggested in several accounts (see 01.269.1).
Credit LineGift of Dr. Roderick Terry
Related People & OrganizationsGoddard, Thomas (associated)