April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 29
 
Lot 29 - Pair of Queen Anne walnut compass seat side chairs

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Pair of Queen Anne walnut compass seat side chairs
possibly rhode island, third quarter 18th century

H: 38 1/4 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Probably presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association by Susan Edwards Johnson Hudson, Vice Regent for Connecticut (1870-1913).
The chairs are visible in an image of the Connecticut Room (now the Northeast Garrett Chamber) in An Illustrated Handbook of Mount Vernon: The Home of Washington (1899).

Sold for $5,625
Estimated at $1,000 - $2,000


 

H: 38 1/4 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Probably presented to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association by Susan Edwards Johnson Hudson, Vice Regent for Connecticut (1870-1913).
The chairs are visible in an image of the Connecticut Room (now the Northeast Garrett Chamber) in An Illustrated Handbook of Mount Vernon: The Home of Washington (1899).

Susan Edwards Johnson Hudson (1825-1913)
Susan Edwards Johnson Hudson, Vice Regent for Connecticut (1870-1913), served for many years as Secretary for the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. She wrote a twelve-page pamphlet, Washington's Home, History of the Mount Vernon Association, in 1908. Mrs Hudson provided Mrs. Tobias Richardson of Louisiana with the model and chair maker for thirty piazza Windsor armchairs (see pp. 38-39). In another effort, Hudson "supplied a hive of Italian bees for the kitchen garden, and also five young pea fowl."

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