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186 Federal Carved and Inlaid Lady’s Mahogany Secretary/Bookcase, attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1807-12, the decorative eglomise painting attributed to John Ritto Penniman, the turnings possibly by Henry and/or Thomas Ayling, some brasses replaced, (minor imperfections), ht. 76 3/4, wd. 37 1/2, dp. 19 3/4 in. Provenance: John Bryant III (1780-1865), a Boston China Trade Merchant, and his wife Mary Cleveland (Smith) Bryant (1784-1860). Presumably to their son John Bryant IV (1811-1847) and his second wife Mary Ann (Lee) Bryant. To their daughter Julia Bryant (1847-1901), who married Brigadier General Charles Jackson Paine (1833-1916), a railroad magnate and yachtsman, of 87 Mount Vernon Street, on March 26, 1867. To their daughter Georgia Paine Fisher Howland. To her son Charles Paine Fisher. Estate of Charles P. Fisher. Note: Please note that a copy of Robert Mussey’s Furniture Examination Report is available for this piece. We would like to thank Mr. Mussey for his assistance in cataloging the lot. $100,000-150,000

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American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2680B  

The October 27, 2013 Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston includes many fine examples of newly discovered furnitur...

American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2680B  

The October 27, 2013 Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston includes many fine examples of newly discovered furnitur...