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From: Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture(Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 103, cat. no. 65
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Dressing table


Object number

RIF830

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to Job Townsend, Sr., 1699 - 1765

Dimensions

78.74 x 87.63 x 58.738cm (31 x 34 1/2 x 23 1/8in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary); red cedar (bottom of drawers)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Seth Perry, Black Rock, Rhode Island. Mrs. J. Insley Blair (née Natalie B. Knowlton, 1884–1951), New York. Mr. Screven Lorillard (1909–1979), Far Hills, New Jersey, and Mrs. Screven Lorillard (née Latica Blair, born 1913)

Associated names

Seth Perry
Natalie Knowlton Blair
Screven Lorillard

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, "The Furniture of Goddard and Townsend," Antiques 52, no. 6 (December 1947): 429, fig. 4.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 102–103, no. 65, ill.