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Photo: Courtesy The Colonial Williamsbug Foundation, Virginia. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Miodrag R. Blagojevich, 1976-444
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Dressing table


Object number

RIF1944

Maker

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

Dimensions

Overall: 79.375 x 90.17 x 56.515cm (31 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 22 1/4in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Fred J. Johnston, Kingston, New York, 1940; sold to Mrs. and Mr. Miodrag Blagojevich; given to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Associated names

Mr. and Mrs. Miodrag Blagojevich
Fred J. Johnston

Bibliography

"Fred J. Johnston advertisement," Antiques 37, no. 5 (May 1940): 214, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 260, fig. 6.7.
John Bivins, The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina: 1700–1820 (Winston-Salem, N.C.: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 1988), 195, fig. 5.122.