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Bureau table


Object number

RIF1787

Maker

Maker: possibly Edmund Townsend, 1736/7 - 1811

Dimensions

83.82 x 92.71 cm (33 x 36 1/2 in.)

Date

1765–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York; sold to Lansdell Christie (1903–1965), Syosset, New York; consigned by his estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 21, 1972, lot 20; sold to Bernice Chyrsler Garbisch and Edgar William Garbish, Cambridge, Maryland; consigned by their estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, May 23–25, 1980, lot 1122

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Lansdell K. Christie
Sotheby Parke Bernet
Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
Edgar William Garbisch
Sotheby's

Bibliography

"Sotheby Parke Bernet advertisement," Antiques 102, no. 3 (September 1972): 318, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Lansdell K. Christie Collection of Notable American Furniture, sale cat. (October 21, 1972), 18–19, lot 20, ill.
"Sotheby Parke Bernet advertisement," Antiques 117, no. 5 (May 1980): 937, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Garbisch Collection, Volume Four: Important American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (May 23–25, 1980), lot 1122.
Thomas E. Norton, 100 Years of Collecting in America: The Story of Sotheby Parke Bernet (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1984), 217, ill.