14 October 1999
THE ELBRIDGE GERRY FEDERAL MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR
Probably Rhode Island, 1790-1810
The serpentine crest above a pierced baluster splat centering a carved urn over shaped arms with downscrolling grips above a trapezoidal over-upholstered seat frame with serpentine front, on molded tapering legs joined by H-stretchers
The Honorable Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814), Marblehead, Massachusetts
Mr. and Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie
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The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture (Providence, Rhode Island, 1965), cat. 15.
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