This lot is offered without reserve.
Probable line of descent:
Sarah Griswold (Mrs. John Lyon Gardiner) (d.1863)
Sarah Diodati Gardiner (Mrs. David Thompson) (1807-1891), daughter
David Gardiner Thompson (b.1830), son
Frederick Diodati Thompson (b.1837), brother
Sarah Diodati Gardiner (1863-1953), neice
Robert David Lion Gardiner (1911-2004), nephew
Sold Christie's New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints, January 20-21, 2005, lot 264
Dean F. Failey, Long Island is My Nation: The Decorative Arts and Craftsmen, 1640-1830 (Cold Spring Harbor, 1998), p. 163, no. 189.
Setauket, New York, Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, Long Island is My Nation: The Decorative Arts & Craftsmen 1640-1830, cat. no. 189.