The pieces of furniture made by Goddard are exquisisitely carved. The desk-bookcase delivered to Nicholas Brown was sold for $ 12.1M including premium by Christie's in June 1989.
For the same family, Goddard produced several units of his mahogany tea table with a finely scalloped top. The transaction between Goddard and John Brown is documented in 1760. Nicholas Brown orders a table in his turn and receives it in 1763.
Circa 1765 Nicholas needs another table. The rich merchant is not satisfied with Goddard's delays in executing the previous order. The second piece of furniture is a replica made by an unidentified competitor. The drawers will be added around 1800, after the death of Nicholas Brown.
Both tables were kept by the descendants of the first owner, at some time in two branches of the family, and were reunited in 1970. The table attributed to Goddard was sold for $ 8.4M including premium by Sotheby's on 22 January 2005. The replica is estimated $ 800K for sale by Sotheby's in New York on January 21, lot 4231.
SOLD for $ 910K including premium