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Bureau table


Object number

RIF676

Maker

Maker: attributed to Edmund Townsend, 1736/7 - 1811

Dimensions

85.09 x 90.17 x 51.435 cm (33 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 20 1/4 in.)

Date

1765–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar and chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York. Sotheby's, New York, January 31, February 1–2, 1985, lot 981. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, New York, 1988 and 1994

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Private collection
Sotheby's
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Chinese Export Porcelain, and Rugs, sale cat. (January 31, February 1–2, 1985), lot 981, ill.
"Sothebys advertisement," Antiques 127, no. 1 (January 1985): 37, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., In Search of Excellence, exh. cat. (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1994), 21, ill.