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Library bookcase [no illustration]


Object number

RIF4273

Maker

Maker possibly by Jacob Townsend
Maker possibly by James Townsend, 1782 or 1783–1827

Dimensions

104 x 96 1/4 x 22 1/2 in. (264.161 x 244.475 x 57.15 cm)

Date

1800–1820

Current location

New-York Historical Society Museum

Geography

Made in Long Island, New York, or possibly made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

"James Townsend" [or] "Jacob Townsend" in graphite on the top of the bottom case, center section.

Style

Federal

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Carpenter, Newport, Rhode Island; given to the New-York Historical Society, New York, 1961

Associated names

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter