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October 25, 2013

Double Take: Goddard/Townsend Desk and Bookcase

  • RISDM 04-042 v_22

Attributed to John Goddard, Desk and bookcase, 1760-1785, Bequest of Mr. Charles L. Pendleton

12 – 1 pm, Chace Center Galleries

Robert Emlen, senior lecturer in the department of American studies at Brown University, and Rhode Island-based furniture designer and builder, Timothy Philbrick examine the craftsmanship, features, and significance of this mahogany desk and bookcase, one of nine known examples and associated with the Goddard/Townsend family of cabinetmakers.

Free with Museum admission.