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Specially-Commissioned Pieces

Thomas Affleck Chest-on-Chest with Phoenix
mahogany with gilt hardware

Job E. Townsend (1781-1818) Card Table
mahogany, mahogany crotch, lacewood

Made as family's replacement for the labeled original now in the collection of the Whitehorne House Museum, Newport.

The Job E. Townsend label on the original is shown below.
Click here for the history of the original.

Connecticut Blockfront Chest with Three Shells
in cherry

Antique Dealers Association of America Award
in mahogany, John Townsend fluted finial on plinth
presented to Dr. Patricia E. Kane, Yale University Art Gallery, 2017

Arthur Liverant, ADAA president and Dr. Patricia E. Kane
Portsmouth New Hampshire High Chest
in walnut with walnut and burled maple veneers

Sheraton Open Armchair frames
mahogany, satinwood, poplar

Philadelphia Piecrust Tea Table
in mahogany

Philadelphia Chippendale Arm & Side Chairs

An example of a Chippendale chair as made in Philadelphia. Philadelphia cabinetmakers followed more closely design trends in London than did those in other colonial cities, and thanks to an affluent clientele, produced some of the most ornate and intricately carved pieces of American furniture. This chair has strong ball and claw feet and ample foliate carving on the knees. Both the front seat rail and the crest rail have scallop shell carvings, and the pierced splat and ears are detailed with carved volutes.

The result is a chair that is opulent and stately, in keeping with the design ideals of the late Georgian era.



Hartford Connecticut One-Drawer Stand with
ball and claw feet, cherry

  Philadelphia Pembroke Table
in mahogany 

  Newport Pier Table
in mahogany