Chippendale Drop Leaf Dining Table, (Newport RI)

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John Townsend dining table


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A very rare six leg Chippendale mahogany drop-leaf table, attributed to John Townsend, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1780

This attractive drop-leaf table represents a classic Newport example produced in the manner of John Townsend. The usage of choice mahogany in the top and the precise elegance of the stop-fluted legs, identify this table as a superior example from the best cabinet shops of 18th Century Newport, Rhode Island.The table is constructed of richly grained mahogany and has a mellow patina. The rectangular top has drop-leaves with a simple squared edge. The top rests on a frame with maple sides and mahogany ends with an applied molding. This apron joins six bold square legs with stop-fluted details. Two of the legs swing out to support the drop-leaves when in the open position. These legs are hinged with a finely executed finger joint. The frame is reinforced with a maple cross brace that is dovetailed into the sides. This construction detail is a technique closely associated with the cabinet shops of Newport.
Dimensions: Height 28 ½” Length 44 ¾” Width open 53 ½” Width closed 19 ¾”



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