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Tea table


Object number

RIF4384

Maker

Maker Unknown
to the workshop of John Townsend, American, 1732?1809

Dimensions

26 1/4 30 3/4 20 3/4 in. (66.675 78.105 52.705 cm)

Date

1740–80

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (corner blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Birekhead," in ink, on rectangular sticker with red border glued to underside. When examined on 1/9/2020, sticker was badly disintegrated and writing no longer legible.

Style

Queen Anne Style

Provenance

Cornelius C. Moore, (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot 141; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993) for Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1971; Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, from 1974

Associated names

Cornelius C. Moore
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Doris Duke

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 52–53, lot 141, ill.