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Tea table


Object number

RIF143

Maker

Maker attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

70.168 x 86.36 x 53.658 cm (27 5/8 x 34 x 21 1/8 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar (cross brace); chestnut (blocks)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Probably sold at auction, Seattle, Washington, before 1959; Elizabeth Dille, Essex, Connecticut, about 1959; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, by 1985; sold to private collection, 1985

Associated names

Elizabeth Dille
Israel Sack, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 8, pp. 2184–2185, no. P5640, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), xii, fig. frontispiece.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 127, no. 1 (January 1985): inside front cover, ill.
Albert Sack, "Regionalism in Early American Tea Tables," Antiques 131, no. 1 (January 1987): 257, pl. 5, ill.
Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), 88–89, no. 7, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Property of the Goddard Family, sale cat. (January 22, 2005), 40, 42, fig. 13.
Wendy A. Cooper, "The Kaufman Collection," Antiques 179, no. 3 (May–June 2012): 113, fig. 9.
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), 330n5.