RARE QUEEN ANNE HIGHBOY Attributed to Christopher Townsend

Attributed to Christopher Townsend (1701-1787)

Newport, Rhode Island   Circa 1745

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Chestnut, Pine

Height: 68 1/4 inches
Width: 38 inches
Depth: 20 1/4 inches

Provenance: Possibly the Hazard Family, Rhode Island; Duncan Hazard, New York.

Reference: Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc. Catalogue V, page 25; Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc. Vanity and Elegance: the Dressing Table and Tall Chest in America, 1685-1785, number 16. Illustrated in Michael Moses Master Craftsmen of Newport, page 37. An almost identical Christopher Townsend highboy is recorded in The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture Catalogue, May 16-June 20, 1965, page 87, number 57.

For more recent work on Christopher Townsend and other very similar highboys, please see Patricia Kane Art and Industry in Early America; Rhode Island Furniture 1650-1830, entry 31.

Item Number: 7024