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Double Take: Goddard/Townsend Desk and Bookcase

October 25, 2013, 12:15 – 1 pm
Chace Center Galleries
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Attributed to John Goddard, Desk and bookcase, 1760-1785, Bequest of Mr. Charles L. Pendleton

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.

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