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A VERY FINE ANE RARE PILGRIM CENTURY PUNCH-, CHIP- AND COMPASS-DECORATED PINE DOCUMENT BOX, SCITUATE-MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1685
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
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814
A VERY FINE ANE RARE PILGRIM CENTURY PUNCH-, CHIP- AND COMPASS-DECORATED PINE DOCUMENT BOX, SCITUATE-MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1685
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY FINE ANE RARE PILGRIM CENTURY PUNCH-, CHIP- AND COMPASS-DECORATED PINE DOCUMENT BOX, SCITUATE-MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1685
bearing an incised T on backboard; retains its original dark, historic surface, and its original gimmal hinges.
Height 6 7/8 in. by Width 15 3/4 in. by Depth 9 3/4 in.; 17.3 by 40 by 24.8 cm.
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Provenance

Bernard Arthur Behrend, Brookline, Massachusetts (1875-1932);
Dr. Dudley Phelps Sanford and Margaret Chase Behrend (1895-1982);
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois;
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, Illinois;
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, New York, May 1976;
Vogel Collection no. 243.

Exhibited

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Literature

"The First Hundred Years of American Furniture: The Sanford Collection at the Chicago Art Institute,” Magazine Antiques, vol. 52, no. 3, September 1947, p. 184.

Catalogue Note

This diminutive box relates directly to another box in the Major John Bradford Homestead in Kingston, Massachusetts which is owned by the Jones River Village Historical Society.  Robert Blair St. George attributed that box to Scituate, Massachusetts based upon its descent in the Cobb family of Scituate and Kingston, Massachusetts.  Both boxes have nearly identical punch and compass decoration.  The currently offered lot has a carved "T" on its back, which may refer to a member of the Tilden family.  The Tilden family were one of the first families to settle in Scituate. Nathaniel Tilden (1583-1641) arrived in 1628. A near identical carved "T" appears on the front of the six-board chest offered in this sale as lot ___. For additional information see Robert Blair St. George, The Wrought Covenant: Source Material for the Study of Craftsmen and Community in Southeastern New England, 1620-1700, (Brockton, MA: Brockton Art Center-Fuller Memorial, 1979), no. 27,  p. 41.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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