April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 47
 
Lot 47 - Pair of Federal mahogany heart-back armchairs

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Pair of Federal mahogany heart-back armchairs
mid-atlantic states, circa 1800 and later

H: 38 3/8 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
The chairs were acquired for the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association by Mrs. Lily Lytle Macalester Berghmans Laughton, Vice Regent for Pennsylvania (1859-1891), and used in the Lafayette Bedchamber (Pennsylvania Room) as early as 1885.
According to tradition, this pair of chairs was owned by Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) of Burlington, New Jersey, who served as commissary general for American prisoners under General Washington during the Revolutionary War and later as the President of the Continental Congress from 1782-1783.

Sold for $938
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

H: 38 3/8 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
The chairs were acquired for the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association by Mrs. Lily Lytle Macalester Berghmans Laughton, Vice Regent for Pennsylvania (1859-1891), and used in the Lafayette Bedchamber (Pennsylvania Room) as early as 1885.
According to tradition, this pair of chairs was owned by Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) of Burlington, New Jersey, who served as commissary general for American prisoners under General Washington during the Revolutionary War and later as the President of the Continental Congress from 1782-1783.

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