Drop-leaf Pembroke Table, John Townsend (1732–1809), Primary wood: mahogany and lightwood inlays; secondary woods: maple and chestnut, American

Drop-leaf Pembroke Table

Maker:
John Townsend (1732–1809)
Date:
ca. 1795
Geography:
Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Primary wood: mahogany and lightwood inlays; secondary woods: maple and chestnut
Dimensions:
Open: 27 1/4 x 36 1/2 x 33 1/8 in. (69.2 x 92.7 x 84.1 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Carl De La Cour, Jr., 1980
Accession Number:
1980.293
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 754
Inscription: [in ink, printed on a paper label on the inside of drawer bottom]: MADE BY/JOHN TOWNSEND,/NEWPORT.
[in gray ink, at lower left of label]: M[?]
Laura Scull De La Cour (died 1960); her son J. Carl De La Cour Jr.; given by Mr. and Mrs. J. Carl De La Cour Jr. in 1980 to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.