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Sideboard


Object number

RIF6166

Maker

Maker John Townsend, American, 1732/33?1809

Dimensions

38 64 3/4 23 1/2 in. (96.52 164.47 59.69 cm)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"MADE BY / JOHN TOWNSEND. / NEWPORT"

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, January 20–22, 2006, lot 568

Associated names

Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Including Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Hanson to Benefit the National Gallery of Art, sale cat. (January 20–22, 2006), 428–431, lot 568, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 453, 455n11.