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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF669

Maker

Attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Height: 68.58 cm (27 in.); Width, closed: 50.8 cm (20 in.); Width, open: 92.08 cm (36 1/4in.); Depth: 84.455 cm (33 1/4 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple, chestnut, and eastern white pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

C. W. Lyon, Inc., Millbrook, New York, by 1968; sold to the Dietrich Americana Foundation, Philadelphia,1968; sold to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1987

Associated names

C. W. Lyon, Inc.
Dietrich American Foundation

Bibliography

"Charles Woolsey Lyon advertisement," Antiques 94, no. 4 (October 1968): 447, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 158, fig. 3.80.
Clement E. Conger, Alexandra W. Rollins, and Mary Itsell, Treasures of State: Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991), 186–187, no. 97, ill.