Townsend, John, 1732-1809, and Goddard, John, 1723-1785 (school of), active late 1730s-late 1770s
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States ca. 1760–1770
89 x 41 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.
Sack catalogue description: Rare matched pair of Chippendale mahogany bonnet top chest-on-chests, both have original pine tree brasses, flame finials with fluted bowls and compatable wood grain patterns of mottled and plum pudding mahogany. Descended in the family of George Gibbs II of Newport, Rhode Island; Gibbs was a wealthy shipping merchant. Despite minor construction differences, this chest is an apparent companion with a Townsend-Goddard chest-on-chest from the collection of Mitchel Taradash, illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 8, p. 2362, pl. P5894; to our knowledge, this is the only pair of Townsend-Goddard chest-on-chests known. Related objects: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2362, pl. P5894. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 10, p. 2604, pl. P5894.
Chippendale bonnet top chest-on-chest
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style Furniture--United States
chests: chests-on-chests (AAT)
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Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, September 1990 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.