Greene · Newport
mahogany, 34"w, 30½"h, 22"d currently available
The Newport slipper-foot lowboy is a
gem of Newport furniture design, and another example of elegance with the
restrained use of ornament. This early Townsend design has four graceful
slipper feet and an incised Newport shell with flat-center rosette. The
refined lines are capped with a thin overhanging top. It is replicated
from the original in the Doris Duke Collection at the Whitehorne House
Museum under an agreement with the Newport Restoration foundation.
Like other Newport lowboys, the case
and drawers are of fully hand-dovetailed construction. As with all pieces
by Jeffrey Greene, the Newport shell is carved totally by hand in the
manner of the original.