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Samuel McIntire (1757 - 1811)

Lot 57: THE SILSBEE FAMILY FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SOFA

Christie's

September 28, 2011
New York, NY, US

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Description

THE SILSBEE FAMILY FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SOFA
ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL MCINTIRE (1757-1811), SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS,1790-1810
retains an old and possibly original finish, center rear legs of a later date
38½ in. high, 76 in. wide, 25 in. deep

Literature

Samuel Chamberlain, Salem Interiors: Two Centuries of New England Taste and Decoration (New York, 1950), p. 138.

Provenance

Probable line of descent:
William Silsbee (1779-1833), Salem, Massachusetts
Benjamin Hodges Silsbee (1811-1880), Salem, son
Francis Henry Silsbee (1852-1913), Salem, son
Francis Briggs Silsbee (1889-1967), Lawrence, Massachusetts, son
Henry Briggs Silsbee (1923-1997), Stony Brook, New York, son

Notes

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THE SILSBEE FAMILY FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SOFA
ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL MCINTIRE (1757-1811), SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS,1790-1810
retains an old and possibly original finish, center rear legs of a later date
38½ in. high, 76 in. wide, 25 in. deep

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