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From: Michael Moses Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, New Jersey: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 287
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Bureau table


Object number

RIF682

Maker

Maker, possibly by Edmund Townsend, American, 1736/7–1811

Date

1765–85

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Private collection, 1984

Notes

This bureau table has a desk interior, a feature found on few Rhode Island bureau tables. For other examples see RIF3972, RIF 685, and RIF690.

Bibliography

Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 287, fig. 7.14, 7.14a.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 189, fig. 536.