November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 92
 

92

A George I sterling silver snuff box owned by Thomas Chalkley (1675-1741)
Maker's mark rubbed, London, 1720

Oval form with molded edges, engraved with mirrored monogram cipher "TC" to lid, engraved "Thomas Chalkley 1735" to underside, marked to interior bottom.

3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in., Weight: 2.78 oz. t.

Provenance

Former collection of Lawrence Johnson Morris (1870-1949) of Philadelphia
Collection of a Vermont lady.

Sold for $2,394
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

Oval form with molded edges, engraved with mirrored monogram cipher "TC" to lid, engraved "Thomas Chalkley 1735" to underside, marked to interior bottom.

3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in., Weight: 2.78 oz. t.

Provenance

Former collection of Lawrence Johnson Morris (1870-1949) of Philadelphia
Collection of a Vermont lady.

Thomas Chalkley was one of the most influential Quaker ministers of the 18th century. A farmer and merchant by trade, the passionate Quaker proselytizer frequently traveled to the West Indies, Barbados, and Europe on preaching expeditions. Born in 1675 in Southwark, London, Chalkley bought land in Philadelphia in 1700. In 1723, he built Chalkley Hall in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. He died in Tortola in 1741. Chalkley's religious texts and journals of his travels were published soon after his death and went through many editions well into the 19th century.

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