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Sideboard


Object number

RIF6649

Maker

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

Dimensions

40 57 24 1/4 in. (101.6 144.8 61.6 cm)

Date

1795–1805

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany with light and dark wood inlay (primary); chestnut (back board, some blocks); pine (bottom board, interior cabinet sides, some tip bars, drawer guides, drawer bottoms); yellow poplar (drawer sides and backs, some blocks, some tip bars

Inscriptions

"A," in graphite, on exterior back of proper right top drawer; "B," in graphite on exterior back of proper left top drawer; "C," in graphite, on exterior back of center drawer; possibly "D," on exterior back of proper left middle drawer; possibly "E, " in graphite, on exterior back of lower proper left drawer; "F," in graphite, on exterior back of lower proper right drawer; "M," in graphite, on exterior of back board

Provenance

A Cape Cod dealer; sold in 1984 to the Robbins family, Swansea, Massachusetts; lent to the Newport Restoration Foundation