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Tea board


Object number

RIF344

Maker

Maker possibly by John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Diameter: 53.34 cm (21 in.)

Date

1760–1775

Current location

Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Ellen F. Townsend (1809–1887), Newport, Rhode Island; given to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, 1883

Notes

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum also owns a slightly smaller (16 1/2 diam.) tea board, also given to them by Ellen F. Townsend.

Bibliography

Morrison H. Heckscher, "Newport and the Townsend Inheritance," Antiques 167, no. 5 (May 2005): 102–103, pl. 4, ill.