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Card table, one of a pair


Object number

RIF1361

Maker

Maker attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Closed: 73.03 x 88.9 x 44.45 cm (28 3/4 x 35 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1796

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and light and dark wood inlay (primary); white pine (front rail); soft maple (rear rail)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

King family, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Gwendolen Ella Rivers (née Armstrong 1911–1972), Newport, Rhode Island; bequeathed to the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, 1972

Associated names

King family
Gwendolen Ella Rives

Notes

This table is the mate to the labeled table at Winterthur Museum, Delaware (RIF698).

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Bibliography

Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), 194–95, no. 42.