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Elisha Cushing, Jr. (Attributed)

Highboy attributed to Elisha Cushing, Jr.

Origin United States, Massachusetts
Period 18th Century
W. 42.375 in; H. 84 in; D. 20.25 in;
W. 107.63 cm; H. 213.36 cm; D. 51.44 cm;
Creation Date Hingham, Massachusetts, Circa 1795
Description Attributed to Elisha Cushing, Jr. (1746-1829)

Primary Wood: Cherry
Secondary Woods: Maple, Birch, Sycamore, White Pine

Reference: This highboy is illustrated and discussed in Brock Jobe, Gary Sullivan and Jack O’Brien Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts 1710-1850, pages 236-238, number 82. It was exhibited in the related show at Winterthur, Spring 2009 and at the Nantucket Historical Society, Summer-Fall 2009.

Provenance: Caleb William Prouty (1810-1876) of Scituate, Massachusetts; to his son John Ensign Otis (born 1840); to his daughter Mary Welthea Prouty (born 1873); to her daughter Hilda M. Stenbeck (born about 1907); to a descendant.
Styles / Movements Other
Dealer Reference Number 6926
Incollect Reference Number 200640
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