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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF583

Maker

Maker, formerly attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732/33–1809
Maker Unknown

Dimensions

102 39 1/2 23 1/2 in. (259.081 100.33 59.69 cm)

Date

1760–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Provenance

Caleb Gardner (1739–1806), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in his family. John S. Walton, Inc., New York, 1959. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, 1963. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1999

Associated names

Caleb Gardiner
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
John S. Walton, Inc.
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 155, no. 1 (January 1999): 1, ill.
"John S. Walton Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 76, no. 2 (August 1959): 88.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 342–43, fig. 8.28, 8.28a.
Ruth Davidson, "Shop Talk," Antiques 84, no. 3 (September 1963): 226, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2020), vol. 11, p. 10.