View 1 of Lot 34. The Important Stratton-Carpenter-Wheeler Family Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Chest-on-Chest, cabinetwork attributed to John Folwell (w. 1762-1780); carving attributed to James Reynolds (w. 1766-1794), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1770.
View 1 of Lot 34. The Important Stratton-Carpenter-Wheeler Family Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Chest-on-Chest, cabinetwork attributed to John Folwell (w. 1762-1780); carving attributed to James Reynolds (w. 1766-1794), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1770.
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The Important Stratton-Carpenter-Wheeler Family Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Chest-on-Chest, cabinetwork attributed to John Folwell (w. 1762-1780); carving attributed to James Reynolds (w. 1766-1794), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1770

Estimate:

50,000 - 100,000 USD

Important Philadelphia Furniture from Descendants of the Wheeler Family

The Important Stratton-Carpenter-Wheeler Family Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Chest-on-Chest, cabinetwork attributed to John Folwell (w. 1762-1780); carving attributed to James Reynolds (w. 1766-1794), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1770

The Important Stratton-Carpenter-Wheeler Family Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Chest-on-Chest, cabinetwork attributed to John Folwell (w. 1762-1780); carving attributed to James Reynolds (w. 1766-1794), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1770

Estimate:

50,000 - 100,000 USD

Lot sold:

69,300

USD

Important Philadelphia Furniture from Descendants of the Wheeler Family

The Important Stratton-Carpenter-Wheeler Family Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Chest-on-Chest

cabinetwork attributed to John Folwell (w. 1762-1780); carving attributed to James Reynolds (w. 1766-1794)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

circa 1770


retains its original carved cartouche and its original cast brass hardware. It retains a sumptuous dark rich historic surface. Inscribed on back board "This chest of [drawers] on lowboy was the property of my great great grandmother Mrs. Hugh Creighton of Haddonfield N.J. whose daughter Mary (Pretty Polly Creighton) married Dr. James Stratton of Swedesboro N.J. When during the Revolution[ary] War the British Troops entered Haddonfield and search the houses for arms. Her mother pulled this chest of drawers out from the corner and wrapping blankets around Polly, then a girl of 15 hid her behind it until the soldiers were gone. / This was given to Andrew Wheeler in the year 1918 by his aunt Mary Creighton.Bottom 2 1/2 inches of foot-facings and proper back left foot facing are replaced.

Height 98 in. by Width 44 1/4 in. by Depth 21 in.

Hugh Creighton (1723-1804) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Louisa McCullock Creighton (1716-1781);
To their daughter Mary "Pretty Polly" Creighton Stratton (1762-1847) and her husband Dr. James Stratton (1755-1812), Haddonfield, New Jersey (married January 1, 1787);
To his daughter from a previous marriage Sarah Stratton Carpenter (1781-1852), who married Edward Carpenter I (1777-1813) of Glassborough, New Jersey on September 5, 1799;
To their son Edward Carpenter II (1813-1889) of Philadelphia, who married Anna Maria Howey (1818-1883) on November 16, 1837;
To their daughter Sarah Caroline Carpenter Wheeler (1843-1904), who married Andrew Wheeler (1832-1903) of Philadelphia on January 18, 1865;
To their eldest son Andrew Wheeler, Jr. (1866-1926), who married Mary Wilcox Watson (1863-1892), a descendent of Edward Shippen, first mayor of Philadelphia, on May 14, 1887, Andrew Wheeler later had two sons by his second wife, Jennie Pearce (1876-1941) - John Pearce Wheeler and Alexander Bowman Wheeler;
To John Pearce Wheeler (1909-1964) of Philadelphia;
To his brother Alexander Bowman Wheeler (1913-1991) of Philadelphia;
To the children of Alexander Bowman Wheeler, the current owners of Philadelphia.