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From: "Shop Talk," Antiques 61 (January 1952): 16
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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1768

Maker

Maker Unknown
formerly said to be John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

Fake label of John Townsend

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1952

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

Gregor Norman-Wilcox, "American Furniture, Noteworthy and Unrecorded," Antiques 36, no. 6 (December 1939): 284, fig. 4.
"Shop Talk," Antiques 61, no. 1 (January 1952): 16, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Auction, sale cat. (August 1 and 3, 2003), lot 793.