Greene · Newport
Philadelphia Turret-Top Tea Table
mahogany, 27½"h, 30"w, 19½"d
A small group of 12 and 14-turret tea tables were made in Philadelphia and Boston. Their riveting appearance is best describe as one of "constrained energy". This is a 14-turret table from Philadelphia with four compact Philadelphia ball and claw feet and Rococo foliate carving on the knees. The top is dished from the solid and follows the intricate pattern of the corner and side turrets.
The top is secured to the underlying rectangular table frame in a manner that allows the for the seasonal movement of the mahogany.
ref. Sack Vol. X, p. 64