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Basin stand


Object number

RIF2409

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 81.28 cm (32 in.); Diameter: 26.67 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Teina Baumstone, New York; sold to Bernice Chrysler Garbisch (1907–1979) and Edgar William Garbisch (1899–1979), Cambridge, Maryland; consigned by their estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, (sale held Cambridge, Maryland), May 23–25, 1980, lot 1160; sold to Ann Holzer (1917–1999) and Philip Holzer (1919–2011), Great Neck, New York; given to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2001

Associated names

Teina Baumstone
Edgar William Garbisch
Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
Philip Holzer
Ann Holzer

Bibliography

Phoebe Phillips, ed., The Collectors' Encyclopedia of Antiques (New York: Gallery Books, 1973), 394, fig. d.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Garbisch Collection, Volume Four: Important American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (May 23–25, 1980), lot 1160, ill.
Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 14–15, no. 6, ill.
Morrison H. Heckscher, Amelia Peck, and Carrie Rebora Barratt, "Anatomy of an Acquisition," Antiques 160, no. 2 (August 2001): 192–193, pl. 3, ill.