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From: "Kenneth Hammitt Antiques advertisement," Antiques 77 (January 1960): 75
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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1776

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Connecticut, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Unknown

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Kenneth Hammit, Woodbury, Connecticut, 1960

Associated names

Kenneth Hammitt Antiques

Notes

Because it has been suggested that John Townsend spent the Revolutionary War years in Connecticut, some objects made in Connecticut have been incorrectly attributed to him. This chest of drawers is an example.

Bibliography

"Kenneth Hammitt Antiques advertisement," Antiques 77, no. 1 (January 1960): 75, ill.