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Tea Table


Mahogany (primary) and birch (block)

H.: 27 in. (68.6 cm) Diameter of top: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Gift of Stuart J. Holzer in memory of his parents, Ann and Philip Holzer
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
On view
18th century

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1970; sold to Ann (1917–1999) and Philip Holzer (1919–2011), Great Neck, New York, by 1993; by descent to their son Stuart J. Holzer, Briarcliff Manor, New York; by gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2018


American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 3, p. 652, no. 1452, ill.

Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 24–27, no. 9, fig. 9.1–9.3.

Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 301, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, “The Palladian Style in Rhode Island Furniture: Fly Tea Tables,” American Furniture (1999): 10, 12, fig. 13.

Christie’s, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Silver, sale cat. (January 20, 2017), 70–72, lot 587.

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