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  • Published: New York : New Haven : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Yale University Press, [2005?]
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Description: xii, 225 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1588391450 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art : hardcover)
  • 030010717X (Yale University Press)

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John Townsend : Newport cabinetmaker

by Heckscher, Morrison H.

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Catalog published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 6-Sept. 25, 2005.

Newport furniture: a view over time -- Newport: its place in the history of American furniture -- Eighteenth-century Newport -- The Townsend family in Newport -- Observations on John Townsend's cabinetwork -- John Townsend: a selective catalogue -- Cabriole furniture (cat. nos. 1-15) -- Case furniture: block and shall and flat front (cat. nos. 16-31) -- Stop-fluted furniture (cat. nos. 32-37) -- Federal furniture (cat. nos. 38-48) -- Pictorial parallels: the furniture of John Townsend and his contemporaries -- The Townsend family joiners -- Christopher Townsend's will (1773), Codicil (1768), and inventory (1786) -- John Townsend's will (1805) and inventory (1806) -- John Townsend family furniture.

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