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Pembroke table


Object number

RIF942

Maker

Maker, attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732?1809

Dimensions

26 3/4 32 18 3/8 in. (67.95 81.28 46.67 cm)

Date

1790–1805

Current location


Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany, light and dark wood inlay (primary); chestnut (drawer sides, glue blocks, tip bar); pine (drawer bottom); maple (rails, cross braces)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"A," in graphite, on interior drawer bottom; "A" and other illegible script, in graphite, on exterior of stationary part of one hinged rail; "B," in graphite, on opposite rail

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Constance Pember Godfrey (1929 - 2014 ) and Dudley J. Godfrey, Jr. (1926 - 2007), Milwaukee; Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation, Milwaukee; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 18–21, 2018, lot 809. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 2019

Associated names

Constance Pember Godfrey
Dudley J. Godfrey, Jr.
Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation
Sotheby's
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 18–21, 2018), vol. 2, p. 79, lot 809, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2020), vol. 16, p. 23, ill.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Americana at Sotheby's," Maine Antique Digest (March 2018): 17-E.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 186, no. 4 (July / August 2019): 1, ill.