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From: Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend, Newport Cabinetmaker (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005), 154–155, no. 37
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Basin stand


Object number

RIF801

Maker

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

Dimensions

86.36 x 35.243 x 35.243 cm (34 x 13 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Date

1785–1790

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut, yellow poplar, and white pine (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Bullock family, Newport, Rhode Island. Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 1999. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1999

Associated names

Bullock family
Nathan Liverant and Son
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 156, no. 1 (July 1999): 1, ill.
Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), 154–55, no. 37, ill.