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    Sale 12186

    Important American Furniture, Silver, Outsider and Folk Art

    20 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 850

    A QUEEN ANNE FIGURED WALNUT HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS

    PROBABLY PHILADELPHIA, 1740-1760

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    A QUEEN ANNE FIGURED WALNUT HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
    PROBABLY PHILADELPHIA, 1740-1760
    top board inscribed in ink Maria Rush/ Mt. Holly May 12th 1836 / Moved to live with Samuel & Caroline Rush
    76 ½ in. high, 40 ¾ in. wide, 22 ¼ in. deep


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    Signed by its owner in elegant penmanship on the top board of the bottom case, this high chest was the property of Maria Rush (1794-1873) who in 1836 took up residence in the house of her brother Samuel (1789-1873) and his wife Caroline Lardnet (Laronet) (1795-1767). The extended Rush family lived in Mount Holly, New Jersey where Samuel is recorded in 1868-1869 as a carpenter and living on High Street (Bordentown, Burlington & Mt. Holly Directory for 1868-69 (Bordentown, 1868), p. 100). This high chest may have descended to Maria’s niece, Mary Ann Rush (b. 1833), to whom Maria gave all of her “Room furniture” in her will (for Maria’s will, see ancestry.com, Photos & Scanned Documents).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF VICTOR D.S. TROXELL, PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA