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From: Joseph Downs, "The Furniture of Goddard and Townsend," Antiques 52 (December 1947): 431
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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF4201

Maker

Maker attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

69.85 x 47.943 x 81.598 cm (27 1/2 x 18 7/8 x 32 1/8 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); oak, cedar, maple (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"C.J.T. No. 31.," inscribed, on underside of drawer

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Originally owned by Christopher Champlin (1731–1809), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his niece, Mrs. Rev. Caleb Jewett Tenney (née Ruth Channing, c. 1782–1842), Newport; by descent in her family; sold to Mrs. J. Insley Blair (née Natalie Knowlton,1884–1951), New York, and Tuxedo Park, New York. Screven Lorillard (1909–1979), Far Hills, New Jersey, 1965

Associated names

Christopher Champlin
Ruth Channing
Natalie Knowlton Blair
Screven Lorillard

See also


Bibliography

Joseph Downs, "The Furniture of Goddard and Townsend," Antiques 52, no. 6 (December 1947): 431, fig. 11.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 62–63, no. 45, 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), 379n12.