April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 15
 
Lot 15 - William & Mary carved maple and leather-upholstered side chair

15

William & Mary carved maple and leather-upholstered side chair
new england, early 18th century with later alterations

Together with a bannister-back rush seat side chair.

H(s): 47 1/2 in. and 39 5/8 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Bequeathed to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1950.
According to family history, the William & Mary chair was originally owned by Mrs. Ironsides, supposed daughter of Oliver Cromwell, and acquired by Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis (Mrs. George Washington Parke Custis, 1788-1853). It was given to John Rogers Murray (1811-1881) and descended to his adopted niece, Elizabeth du Bois Vail Ledyard (Mrs. Lambertus Withers Ledyard, 1840-1901), thence to her daughter, Elizabeth Murray Ledyard Burr (Mrs. Jacob Henry Ten Eyck Burr, 1868-1950).

Sold for $625
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

Together with a bannister-back rush seat side chair.

H(s): 47 1/2 in. and 39 5/8 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Bequeathed to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1950.
According to family history, the William & Mary chair was originally owned by Mrs. Ironsides, supposed daughter of Oliver Cromwell, and acquired by Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis (Mrs. George Washington Parke Custis, 1788-1853). It was given to John Rogers Murray (1811-1881) and descended to his adopted niece, Elizabeth du Bois Vail Ledyard (Mrs. Lambertus Withers Ledyard, 1840-1901), thence to her daughter, Elizabeth Murray Ledyard Burr (Mrs. Jacob Henry Ten Eyck Burr, 1868-1950).

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