Chest Of Drawers
Date1760 – 1780
Mahogany and chestnut chest-on-chest with ogee pediment, made by John Townsend. Four drawers in lower chest, three large and two small drawers in upper chest. Fluted bowl finials on fluted plinths, closed pediment, shaped panels below pediment, stop-fluted quarter columns on both chests, ogee bracket feet with continuous bracket running below the lower case molding. Descended in the Audley Clarke family of Newport. Closely related examples: RISD, 59.251; and coll. Of Robert Goelet (illus: "Ott, J. Brown House Loan Exhib." Catalogue, 1965, p. 83. "Island is My Nation", 1976, p. 336. See also "Antiques" (Feb. 1981), p. 336.
Credit LineGift of the Estate of Mrs. Helen Clarke Douglas
Related People & OrganizationsTownsend, John (associated)
Douglas, Helen Clarke, Mrs. (associated)