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Card table


Object number

RIF2759

Maker

Maker John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Closed: 69.22 x 86.36 x 39.37 cm (27 1/4 x 34 x 15 1/2 in.)

Date

1794

Current location

Dr. Barrett Bready

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany and holly veneers (primary); chestnut, yellow poplar, and white pine (secondary)

Marks

"MADE BY / JOHN TOWNSEND / NEWPORT," printed, and "1794," in ink, on paper label glued to interior drawer side

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Weschler's Auctioneers and Appraisers, Washington, D. C., October 23, 2004, lot 585. Dr. Barrett Bready, Providence, Rhode Island, 2005

Associated names

Weschler's Auctioneers and Appraisers

Notes

RIF 2759 is a virtually exact model of RIF 149, 1018, 2760, and 5501, the set of four card tables originally owned by Colonel John Cooke.

See also


Bibliography

"Weschler's to Offer John Townsend Federal Card Table on October 23," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (October 15, 2004), 26, ill.
Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), 162, ill.