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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF669

Maker

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

Dimensions

closed: 27 20 33 1/4 in. (68.58 50.8 84.46 cm) Width open: 36 1/4 in. (92.08 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple, chestnut, and eastern white pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

C. W. Lyon, Inc., Millbrook, New York, by 1968; sold to the Dietrich Americana Foundation, Philadelphia,1968; sold to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1987

Associated names

Dietrich American Foundation
C. W. Lyon, Inc.

Bibliography

Clement E. Conger, Alexandra W. Rollins, and Mary Itsell, Treasures of State: Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991), 186–187, no. 97, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 158, fig. 3.80.
"Charles Woolsey Lyon advertisement," Antiques 94, no. 4 (October 1968): 447, ill.