April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 9
 
Lot 9 - Federal-style mahogany bowfront chest of drawers

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Federal-style mahogany bowfront chest of drawers
mid-atlantic states, 19th century

Bearing many inscriptions to undersides and sides of drawers: "Repaired by A. McClellan 54 Mulberry St. Baltimore and sold to Mrs. Egerton June 8th, 1875"; "T.P. Scott"; and "T. Parkin Scott," and on back of case: "Miss E. Harper," and "Bureau belonged to Chas. Thomson Secty of State."

H: 41 1/2 in. W: 43 in. D: 22 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Miss Emily L. Harper, Vice Regent for Maryland (1866-1891), facilitated Mount Vernon's acquisition of the chest in 1877. It was used in the Maryland Room.
Acquired by Mrs. Edgerton or Egerton.
Probably acquired by Thomas Parkin Scott (1804-1874).
Possibly owned by Charles Thomson (1729-1824).
The late date of the chest makes it unlikely to have been owned by Charles Thomson, Secretary to the Continental Congress (1774-1789). Thomas Parkin Scott, Chief Justice of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, was, therefore, the probable owner.

Sold for $406
Estimated at $600 - $800


 

Bearing many inscriptions to undersides and sides of drawers: "Repaired by A. McClellan 54 Mulberry St. Baltimore and sold to Mrs. Egerton June 8th, 1875"; "T.P. Scott"; and "T. Parkin Scott," and on back of case: "Miss E. Harper," and "Bureau belonged to Chas. Thomson Secty of State."

H: 41 1/2 in. W: 43 in. D: 22 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Miss Emily L. Harper, Vice Regent for Maryland (1866-1891), facilitated Mount Vernon's acquisition of the chest in 1877. It was used in the Maryland Room.
Acquired by Mrs. Edgerton or Egerton.
Probably acquired by Thomas Parkin Scott (1804-1874).
Possibly owned by Charles Thomson (1729-1824).
The late date of the chest makes it unlikely to have been owned by Charles Thomson, Secretary to the Continental Congress (1774-1789). Thomas Parkin Scott, Chief Justice of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, was, therefore, the probable owner.

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