A Diminutive Chippendale Mahogany Serpentine Games Table, Possibly by John Townsend, Newport Rhode Island, Circa 1780.
Furniture - American
This attractive games table reflects the refined cabinetmaking of the best shops of Newport during the last quarter of the 18th Century. The usage of wonderfully figured mahogany, delicately carved details and stop-fluting in the legs, demonstrate a high quality of craftsmanship that is associated with the Townsend School of cabinetmaking. In “Master Craftsmen of Newport” by Michael Moses page 50 he states, “This form was popular in Newport and was most likely made by all the Townsends”. The table has a mellow warm color with wonderful old surface. . Height: 29 ½”; Width 30 ½”; Depth closed 14 ?”
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