Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Card table, ca. 1786
    John Townsend (American, 1733–1809)
    Newport, Rhode Island
    Mahogany, maple, chestnut, tulip poplar; 27 1/4 x 33 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. (69.2 x 85.7 x 42.9 cm)
    Egleston Fund, 1927 (27.161)

    This elegant, understated table is one of a handful of stop-fluted straight-legged pieces bearing the label of John Townsend of Newport, Rhode Island. All share the same refined and labor-intensive construction features, including multiple cross braces joining the side rails, and pierced corner brackets that are mortised and tenoned to leg and rail.

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  • Card table, ca. 1786
    John Townsend (American, 1733–1809)
    Newport, Rhode Island
    Mahogany, maple, chestnut, tulip poplar; 27 1/4 x 33 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. (69.2 x 85.7 x 42.9 cm)
    Egleston Fund, 1927 (27.161)

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