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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF410

Maker

Maker attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Closed: 69.22 x 48.26 x 86.36 cm (27 1/4 x 19 x 34 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine, chestnut, yellow poplar, and maple (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Church, Bristol, Rhode Island, by 1936; sold to Mr. Lammot du Pont Copeland (1905–1983) and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland (née Pamela Cunningham, 1906–2001), Greenville, Delaware, 1936; consigned by their estate to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2002, lot 56; sold to a private collection

Associated names

Elizabeth Diamond Church
Lammot du Pont Copeland
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 84, no. 56, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland, sale cat. (January 19, 2002), 52–55, lot 56, ill.
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), 379n12.