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From: Michael Moses Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, New Jersey: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 287
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Bureau table


Object number

RIF682

Maker

Maker: possibly Edmund Townsend, 1736/7 - 1811

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1765–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection, 1984

Notes

This bureau table has a desk interior, a feature found on few Rhode Island bureau tables. For other examples see RIF3972, RIF 685, and RIF690.

Bibliography

John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 189, fig. 536.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 287, fig. 7.14, 7.14a.