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From: Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend, Newport Cabinetmaker (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005), 87, no. 6
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Card table


Object number

RIF4032

Maker

Maker attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Closed: 68.26 x 87 x 41.91 cm (26 7/8 x 34 1/4 x 16 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple and white pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection, Romulus, New York, by about 1950; consigned to Hessney's Auction Company, Geneva, New York, December 13, 2000; sold to Samuel Cottone, Mount. Morris, New York; sold to G. K. S. Bush, Inc., Washington, D. C., 2000; sold to a private collection, Alexandria, Virginia

Associated names

Hessney's Auction Company
Samuel Cottone
G. K. S. Bush, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

"Period Card Table Sells for $181,500 at Hessney's Auction," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (January 19, 2001), 20, ill.
Fran Kramer, "The Winning Card Table," Maine Antique Digest (February 2001): 10-A, ill.
Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), 87, no. 6, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 333n2.