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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF583

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Overall: 259.081 x 100.33 x 59.69cm (102 x 39 1/2 x 23 1/2in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Caleb Gardner (1739–1806), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in his family. John S. Walton, Inc., New York, 1959. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, 1963. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1999

Associated names

Caleb Gardiner
John S. Walton, Inc.
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

"John S. Walton Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 76, no. 2 (August 1959): 88.
Ruth Davidson, "Shop Talk," Antiques 84, no. 3 (September 1963): 226, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2017), vol. 11, p. 10.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 342–43, fig. 8.28, 8.28a.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.,advertisement," Antiques 155, no. 1 (January 1999): 1, ill.