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Liza and Michael Moses Photographic Archive, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Stand


Object number

RIF994

Maker

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

Dimensions

28 1/2 23 1/2 16 1/4 in. (72.39 59.69 41.275 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Boston, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Dr. David Townsend (1753–1829), Boston; by descent to Lillian Townsend Wade. Mary Elizabeth Dolan Taradash (1903–1981) and Mitchell M. Taradash (1889–1973), Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York, by 1953. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1974

Associated names

Mitchell M. Taradash
Dr. David Townsend
Lillian Townsend Wade
Israel Sack, Inc.
Mary Elizabeth Dolan Taradash

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), 81, no. 53, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 50, fig. 1.37.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 40, fig. 7.
American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–89), vol. 4, p. 1084, no. P3969, ill.