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Liza and Michael Moses Photographic Archive, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Table


Object number

RIF994

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

72.39 x 59.69 x 41.275 cm (28 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 16 1/4 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Boston, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Dr. David Townsend (1753–1829), Boston; by descent to Lillian Townsend Wade. Mary Elizabeth Dolan Taradash (1903–1981) and Mitchell M. Taradash (1889–1973), Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York, by 1953. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1974

Associated names

Dr. David Townsend
Lillian Townsend Wade
Mitchell M. Taradash
Mary Elizabeth Dolan Taradash
Israel Sack, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 40, fig. 7.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 81, no. 53, ill.
American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 4, p. 1084, no. P3969, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 50, fig. 1.37.