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From: Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture (Providence: Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 32, no. 30
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Slab table


Object number

RIF758

Maker

Maker: attributed to Christopher Townsend, 1701-1787
Maker: attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

66.04 x 85.09 x 54.61 cm (26 x 33 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); marble (top)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Rodman family, Rhode Island, before 1965. Doris Fisher Gershenson and Charles H. Gershenson (1900–1982), Detroit, 1965; consigned to H. O. McNierney, Stalker, and Boos, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan, 1972

Associated names

Rodman Family
Charles H. Gershenson
Doris Fisher Gershenson
H. O. McNierny, Stalker & Boos, Inc.

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 32–33, 163, no. 30, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 566, fig. 8.
"H. O. McNierney, Stalker and Boos, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 102, no. 4 (October 1972): 527, ill.
Erik Gronning and Amy Coes, "The Early Work of John Townsend in the Christopher Townsend Shop Tradition," American Furniture (2013): 32, fig. 71–72.