1958.2147 Breakfast table
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Table (Breakfast table)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    John Townsend (Cabinetmaker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Maple, soft; Tulip poplar; Brass

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Object Number


Object Name

Table (Breakfast table)



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

John Townsend (Cabinetmaker)

Place of Origin

Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; inside drawer bottom; Paper label "MADE BY/ JOHN TOWNSEND/ NEWPORT", inscribed (in ink) on the label: "1743"


Mahogany; Maple, soft; Tulip poplar; Brass

Dimensions (inches)

26.325 (H) , 36.5 (W) , 33.5 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

66.866 (H) , 92.71 (W) , 85.09 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW and OD are of top (open). W (top closed) 20.125 in.; W (frame) 19 in.; W (feet) 19 in.; D (frame) 30.875 in.; D (feet) 31 in.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Richards, Nancy E. & Evans, Nancy Goyne. 1997 New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.
Published: cat. no. 138, pp. 264-65.
[Book] Heckscher, Morrison H. 2005 John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker.
Published: cat. no. 33, pp. 146-47.
[Book] Downs, Joseph & du Pont, Henry Francis. 1952 American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 311, 399.
[Book] Moses, Michael. 1984 Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and the Goddards.
Published: figs. 3.7, 3.18, 3.18a, 3.23 and 3.28, and p. 142.
[Article] Moses, Michael & Moses, Liza. 05//1982 Authenticating John Townsend's and John Goddard's Queen Anne and Chippendale Tables. Antiques. 121 (5)
Published: p. 1152.