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Slab table


Object number

RIF4088

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm) Length: 32 in. (81.28 cm)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); marble (top)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Shaw family, Salem, Massachusetts; by descent to Henry Shaw, Salem, Massachusetts; by descent to Mrs. Albert W. Shaw, Boston. Maurice Rubin (1900–1957), Brookline, Massachusetts, before 1954; consigned to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 9, 1954, lot 121

Associated names

Shaw Family of Salem, Mass.
Henry Shaw
Mrs. Albert W. Shaw
Maurice Rubin
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture of the Eighteenth Century and Decorations from the Collection of Maurice Rubin, Brookline, Massachusetts, sale cat. (October 9, 1954), 26, lot 121, ill.