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From: Ott, Joseph. "Some Rhode Island Furniture." The Magazine Antiques, vol. 107, no. 5 (May, 1975): 942, Plate 1.
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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF1091

Maker

Maker: attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Overall: 210.82 x 107.95 x 52.07cm (83 x 42 1/2 x 20 1/2in.)

Date

1765-1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Moses Brown (1738–1836), Providence, Rhode Island. Anna Babbitt, Wickford, Rhode Island, by 1926. Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, by 1975

Associated names

Moses Brown
Anna Babbitt
Joseph K. Ott

Bibliography

Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 1, pp. 115–117, fig. 115.
Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 942, pl. I, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 75, 167, fig. 2.4, 3.91.