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From: Wendy Cooper, "The Purchase of Furniture and Furnishings by John Brown, Providence Merchant," Antiques 103 (February 1973): 333, fig. 10
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Card table


Object number

RIF1302

Maker

Maker possibly by John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Closed: 72.39 x 74.93 x 37.15 cm (28 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 14 5/8 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple (hinged rail); chestnut (glue blocks)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Brown (1736–1803), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent in his family to Norman Herreshoff (1903–1990), Bristol, Rhode Island, 1973

Associated names

John Brown
Norman Herreshoff

Bibliography

Wendy A. Cooper, "The Purchase of Furniture and Furnishings by John Brown, Providence Merchant, Part 1: 1760–1788," Antiques 103, no. 2 (February 1973): 333, fig. 10.
Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 134, pl. 41.1.