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Tea table


Object number

RIF4384

Maker

Maker Unknown
to the workshop of John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

66.675 x 78.105 x 52.705 cm (26 1/4 x 30 3/4 x 20 3/4 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Birekhead," in ink, on rectangular sticker with red border glued to underside

Style

Queen Anne Style

Provenance

Cornelius C. Moore, (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot 141; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993), Newport; bequeathed to the Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1993

Associated names

Cornelius C. Moore
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Doris Duke

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 52–53, lot 141, ill.