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Object number

RIF679

Maker

Maker attributed Edmund Townsend, 1736/7 - 1811

Dimensions

33 x 34 3/4 x 20 in. (83.82 x 88.265 x 50.8 cm)

Date

1765–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Dr. and Mrs. William S. Serri, Merchantville, New Jersey, and Swedesboro, New Jersey, by 1957; Sotheby's, New York, 23 and 24 June 1994, lot 596

Associated names

Dr. William S. Serri
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Helen Comstock, "The Collection of Dr. William S. Serri," Antiques 71, no. 3 (March 1957): 259, fig. 21.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 285, fig. 7.12, 7.12a.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (June 23–24, 1994), lot 596, ill.