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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF1142

Maker

Maker John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

69.215 x 53.023 x 84.138 cm (27 1/4 x 20 7/8 x 33 1/8 in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"MADE BY / JOHN TOWNSEND, / NEWPORT.," printed on a paper label in ink, glued on inside of drawer bottom; "M [?]," in grey ink, at lower left on label

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Federal, Hepplewhite

Provenance

Laura Scull De La Cour (1876–1960), Riverton, New Jersey, before 1960; by descent to her son, J. Carl De La Cour, Jr., (1902–1992), Riverton, New Jersey, and Palm Beach, Florida, and his wife, before 1980; given to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980

Associated names

Laura Scull De La Cour
J. Carl De La Cour, Jr.

See also


Bibliography

Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 69, 85, 156, fig. 2.13, 3.78–3.78a.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 5, 2000), 118, fig. 1.
Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), 160–61, no. 39, ill.