227 West 17th Street New York City, NY 10011 , United States Call Seller 212.628.7088



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  • Description
    Given by John Hancock to Nathan Fessenden of Lexington, Massachusetts.
    Boston, Circa 1765.

    Primary Wood: Mahogany
    Secondary Woods: Maple Rails, Pine Corner Blocks

    Provenance: According to family tradition that is supported by a nineteenth century document, this chair is part of a set given to Nathan Fessenden by John Hancock after Fessenden’s house in Lexington was burned by the British. Nathan Fessenden was a member of Captain John Parker’s Company on April 19, 1775, and entered a damage claim for the loss of property in the Battle of Lexington.

    Reference: Other chairs from this set are at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, and at the DAR Museum, Washington, DC. See John T. Kirk American Chairs, number 116; Elizabeth D. Garrett The Arts of Independence:The DAR Museum, number 123, page 121; and in Patricia Kane Three Hundred Years of Seating Furniture, number 100, pages 119-120.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Mahogany.
    Creation Date: 1765
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Chippendale
    Dealer Reference #: 37953
    Incollect Reference #: 295969
  • Dimensions
    W. 22 in; H. 37.5 in; D. 21.5 in;
    W. 55.88 cm; H. 95.25 cm; D. 54.61 cm;
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