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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF4421

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: possibly Thomas Townsend, 1742–1827

Dimensions

223.52 x 107.95 x 50.8 cm (88 x 42 1/2 x 20 in.)

Date

1765–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund W. Mudge, Jr., Dallas, Texas, by 1981; consigned by his estate to Christie's, New York, May 23, 1985, lot 201. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to a private collector; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 9, 1997, lot 519. Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 1998, lot 1570

Associated names

Edmund W. Mudge, Jr.
Christie's
John Walton, Inc.
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sarah Sherrill, "Current and Coming: American Furniture," Antiques 119, no. 2 (February 1981): 336, ill.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (May 23, 1985), 106–107, lot 201, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (October 9, 1997), lot 519, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, Furniture, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 18, 1998), lot 1570, ill.
Jack O'Brien, "A New Bedford Masterpiece," Antiques 171, no. 5 (May 2007): 145n17.