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Name Townsend, Ellen
Notes Ellen F. Townsend of Newport, Rhode Island was the granddaughter of John Townsend.
Role Donor

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Image of FUR.014 - Card table

FUR.014 - Card table

Chippendale mahogany card table, oblong top with block front, overhanging molded top, (top hinged lid warped) supported by four cabriole legs, cameo-intaglio carving of the knees, two front legs having four open carved talons and ball feet (front left center talon damaged section missing), two rear legs terminating to duck feet are hinged with separate gates and swing out supporting top lid, brass plaque on front of block inscribed: "Mrs. Redwood's Table" width 34 3/4", depth 18", height 26 1/2", presented by Miss Ellen Townsend. (John E. Janes, 1970) [plaque has since been removed] Antique American Chippendale mahogany card table having a blocked top with a hinged fly leaf; having a

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DEC.005 - Tongs

Antique silver scissors type sugar tongs with shell grabs, unmarked, 5 inches long, circa 1800. (Simon Nager, 1979) Rococo style, scrolled handle, shell-shaped ends, engraved floral decoration on hinge. (Newport Historical Society)

Image of DEC.007 - tankard

DEC.007 - tankard

Engraved: 1685 on thumbpiece (added and probably incorrect); ITH on handle, original owner probably John and H. Townsend; also on handle, HE, AH, AF, CT, ET, and MSH on handle terminal; scrolled thumbpiece; low flat dome on stepped lid. (newport Historical Society, 1991Antique American silver tankard made by Samuel Vernon, Newport, R.I., having a flat top hinged cover with a shell thumb-piece, canted body, c-scroll handle; handle initialed HE, AE, CF, EF, dated 1685 on body, 4.5-inch diameter top, 5.25-inch diameter base, 7 inches tall, fine condition, circa 1715. (Simon Nager, 1979)

Image of DEC.008a - shoe buckles

DEC.008a - shoe buckles

Metal (silver and ?) oval shoe buckles (2) with a scalloped edge (two tined) See notes about confusion Four pair of antique silver shoe buckles, fine condition, circa 1810. (Simon Nager, 1979) [only two are left in 2002]; oval shaped buckles with scalloped edge. Clasps are shaped differently on a and b. (Newport Historical Society)

Image of DEC.009 - porringer

DEC.009 - porringer

Antique American silver porringer made by Samuel Casey, South Kingston and Newport, R.I., having an openwork keyhole designed handle, initialed CTP, (Christofer and Patience Townsend), 5-inch diameter bowl, fine condition, circa 1745. (Simon Nager, 1979); handle is rococo style, Keyhole design. (Newport Historical Society)

Image of DEC.010 - Teapot

DEC.010 - Teapot

Antique American silver hinged cover teapot made by Samuel Casey, South Kingston and Newport, R.I., having a wooden finial and handle, globular body with engraving, embossed s-scroll spout, 6.5 inches tall, fine conditions, circa 1745. (Simon Nager, 1979)

Image of DEC.014 - Sampler

DEC.014 - Sampler

Framed under glass, this lace and needlepoint collar was created in 1825 by Ellen Townsend. The sample has three intricate clusters of flowers and leaves while the rest of the sample is adorned with small six point flowers. White lace needlework collar with floral design mounted on brown cloth 2 samplers (?)

Image of DEC.041 - Plate

DEC.041 - Plate

Polychrome enamel floral decoration around outer rim; center has a few flowers and bamboo trees; border of grey linework. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.042 - Plate

DEC.042 - Plate

Polychrome enamel decoration of flowers. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.043 - Plate

DEC.043 - Plate

This porcelain plate is decorated with polychrome enamel floral designs circling the outer rim. Boarder flowers are primarily orange and pink with blue, green, yellow and red accent details. The center of the plate has one large pink flower surrounded by small flowers and orange bamboo trees. There is also grey line work on the boarder of the plate. Two grey lines, one 2cm think, the other 1cm thick, are painted around the rim of the plate. Polychrome enamel floral decoration around outer rim; center has a few flowers and bamboo trees; border of grey linework. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.044d - plate

DEC.044d - plate

Four ceramic plates. Blue, orange, and gold floral decoration. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

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DEC.045 - plate

Blue, orange and gold floral decoration; two bandings in blue, one around outer rim and one around center of plate. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.046d - plate

DEC.046d - plate

Four ceramic plates. gold, blue and orange floral decoration; bottom center has fence-like posts; one thin blue banding enclosing center design. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.047a - Bowl - Soup

DEC.047a - Bowl - Soup

Blue, orange and gold floral sprays around rim; floral design in center surrounded by decorative blue banding. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.048c - plate

DEC.048c - plate

Three plates. polycrome enamels of floral sprays and two birds; fence on bottom portion of plates. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.049 - plate

DEC.049 - plate

Enamels; center of dish has picture of two white lambs on grass with polychrome flowers on one side; border around this picture; floral decoration around outer rim. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.050a - Garniture Set - five piece

DEC.050a - Garniture Set - five piece

Gold flowers and roses here and there over vases; upper rim decorated with gold floral vines which entwine through small loop holes. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980) Vase has a straight body with a flared lip

Image of DEC.051 - Plate

DEC.051 - Plate

Polychrome enamel floral decoration around outer rim; center has a few flowers and bamboo trees; border of grey linework. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.052 - Bowl

DEC.052 - Bowl

Enamels; polychrome floral and bird decoration on outside' inside, figure of a man having tea; enclosed in brown border; bandings on inside and outside. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)

Image of DEC.053 - Large China Bowl

DEC.053 - Large China Bowl

Enamels; polychrome decoration of flowers and peacocks on outside; inside bottom of colorful floral spray/ border of decorative designs. (Newport Historical Society, Nov. 1980)