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    Sale 2095

    The Collection Of Marguerite And Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 612

    A FEDERAL CARVED CHERRYWOOD POLESCREEN

    POSSIBLY CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1780-1800

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    A FEDERAL CARVED CHERRYWOOD POLESCREEN
    Possibly Connecticut, Circa 1780-1800
    The urn-shaped finial is an old replacement; the underside of shelf inscribed in ink Pollie Pomeroy Starr 1781
    60½ in. high, 13¾ in. wide, 18 in. deep


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    The underside of the shelf has an ink inscription and date of 1781, which corresponds to the year in which Polly Pomeroy (1761-1823) married Nathan Starr (1755-1821). Stylistically, however, this polescreen was likely made at least ten years after that date.

    For related examples, see Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture, The Federal Period (New York, 1966), pp. 246-248, cat. nos. 202-205.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Polly Pomeroy (1761-1825), Middletown, Connecticut
    Susan Starr (1782-1825), daughter
    Henry Carrington (1814-1872), son
    Mary Starr Carrington (b.1845), daughter
    Mary Dunbar Holbrook (1868-1903), daughter
    Thence by descent
    John H. Bereman, by purchase, circa 1960
    Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Lowder, Columbus, Ohio


    Exhibited

    Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, American Art of the Colonies and Early Republic: Furniture, Paintings and Silver from the Private Collections in the Chicago Area, July 17-September 13, 1971.