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    Sale 2030

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Maritime Art and Prints

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    THE STROUD FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY MARBLE-TOP SIDEBOARD TABLE

    PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1770

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    THE STROUD FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY MARBLE-TOP SIDEBOARD TABLE
    PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1770
    36¼ in. wide, 57¼ in. high, 33 in. deep


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    Featuring molded Marlborough legs with a beaded edge and a skirt with line and bead molding, this sideboard embraces a characteristic Chippendale interpretation of Chinese design. Distinguished by its finely shaped "King of Prussia" marble top, this table displays the highest quality of local clouded limestone found in southeastern Pennsylvania. A related slab on a Philadelphia sideboard with a similar complex molding is in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. As discussed by R. Curt Chinnici, this marble design has a clear Irish influence and may have been produced by the shop of Anthony Wilkinson (R. Curt Chinnici, "Pennsylvania Clouded Limestone: Processing, and Use in the Stone Cutting, Furniture, and Architectural Trades," American Furniture 2002, Luke Beckerdite, ed. (The Chipstone Foundation, 2002), p. 108-109, fig. 26-27).

    According to a bill of sale from Joe Kindig, this table was originally owned by Daniel Stroud (1772-1846). A successful lawyer, Stroud was an important community leader in the town of Stroudsburg (Dr. Robert Brown, Daniel Stroud (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania: Monroe County Historical Society, 1963). However, because of his life dates, he probably inherited the sideboard from his father, Jacob Stroud (1735-1806). The founder of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Stroud served as both a military and political leader in America. With experience fighting in the French and Indian War, Stroud became the Captain of the Lower Smithfield Volunteer Company during the American Revolution and later served as Colonel. Stroud also served as a delegate to the first Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention where he helped construct the state constitution. By the end of his life, Stroud owned 4000 acres where he operated a store, tavern, grist mill, and saw mill (Dr. Alfred D. Sumberg, Jacob Stroud: Founder of Stroudsburg (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania: Monroe County Historical Society, 1963).

    Provenance

    Possible line of descent:
    Jacob Stroud (1735-1806), Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    Daniel Stroud (1772-1846), son
    Joe Kindig, Jr. & Son, York, Pennsylvania, 1951
    Mr. and Mrs. Lammot Du Pont Copeland, Mount Cuba, Delaware
    Sotheby's New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot Du Pont Copeland, January 19, 2002, lot 324


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    Joe Kindig, Jr. & Son, advertisement, The Magazine Antiques (February 1949).