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PROPERTY FROM THE DUDLEY & CONSTANCE GODFREY FOUNDATION

The Stewart Family Queen Anne Red-Painted Maple Armchair, Massachusetts, Circa 1750
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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765

PROPERTY FROM THE DUDLEY & CONSTANCE GODFREY FOUNDATION

The Stewart Family Queen Anne Red-Painted Maple Armchair, Massachusetts, Circa 1750
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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The Stewart Family Queen Anne Red-Painted Maple Armchair, Massachusetts, Circa 1750
the interior of the back seat rail inscribed: refinished by W.H. Alexander July 19th 1914 Farmington, Maine. Bears a paper label on the underside of the seat with the inscription the Stewart chair which goes to Oliver P. Stewart and a printed label with the inscription Henry Stewart, 1836, also bears a label that reads This chair made 1752 Rel by Henry STEWART 1836 and a label that reads Repaired by Adelaide Stewart Smith Granddaughter / Henry Stewart in 1890.
Height 41 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Daniel Stewart (1711-1778), Edgartown, Massachusetts;
Hugh Stewart (1751-1835), Edgartown, Massachusetts, (son);
Capt. Henry Stewart (1779-1848), Farmington, Maine, (son);
John Church Stewart (1810-1899), Farmington, Maine, (son);
Adelaide Isabelle Stewart Smith (b. 1853), Oxford, Maine, (daughter);
Oliver Pettee Stewart (1875-1944), Franklin, Maine, (nephew);
Thus by descent in the Stewart family;
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, January 31, 1987, sale 5551, lot 1361.

Catalogue Note

Francis Gould Butler notes in A History of Farmington, Franklin County, Maine from the Earliest Explorations to the Present Time, 1776-1885, (Farmington, ME: Press of Knowlton, McLeary, and Co., 1885), p. 267 that Hugh Stewart and Capt. Stewart were chair and cabinetmakers.  It is plausible that Daniel Stewart was also a chair and cabinetmaker, yet to date no information has surfaced to support this claim.

Important Americana

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