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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF2706

Maker

Maker, formerly attributed to Edmund Townsend, American, 1736/7–1811
Maker Unknown

Dimensions

34 35 1/2 19 1/2 in. (86.36 90.17 49.53 cm)

Date

1760–75

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cedar (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, by 1952; given or bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, by 1969; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire, March 4–5, 1995, lot 488

Associated names

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Northeast Auctions
Henry Francis du Pont

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., New Hampshire Auction: Important Americana, sale cat. (March 4–5, 1995), 26, lot 488, ill.
Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 219, ill.