Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century by Walter Muir Whitehill

By Walter Muir Whitehill

Бостонская мебель восемнадцатого века.

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66. , April 29, 1732, p. 146. The Boston Furniture Industry 172 0-174° 43 31. MRS. ANDREW OLIVER AND SON. Painted by John Smibert, Boston, 1732. Oil on canvas; H. 50Y2 inches, w. 401/2 inches (excluding frame). , Daniel Oliver, and Ruth F. O. ) 32. SIDE CHAIR. Boston area, c. 1730-1750 . Walnut and maple; H. 441/2 inches, w. 19 % inches, D. ) This chair is identical to one in aprivate collection with a history of ownership in the Boston area. The Boston Furniture Industry 172 0-1740 45 33. SIDE CHAIR.

127. 22. Warham purchased goods from Samuel Gardner, a Boston shopkeeper, on October 9, 1724. See Suffolk Common Pleas, December 14, 1730. The Boston Furniture Industry 1720-1740 13 for food or rent. 23 Without any means ofsolving his dilemma, Warham evidently became a poor risk to his creditors. P On November 2, 1734, he advertised in the South Carolina Gazette "all sorts ofTables, Chests, Chests-of-drawers, Desks, Bookcases &c. "25 He purchased lots for his home and shop on Tradd Street and during the ensuing years established a prominent cabinetmaking trade in Charleston.

Similar feet appear on dressing tables at Historic Deerfield and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston . 19. HIGH CHEST. Made by Ebenezer Hartshorne, Charlestown, 1739. Walnut and white pine; H. 90 inches, w. 411/2 inches, D. 21 Y2 inches. ) A chest such as this required the work oj many crajismen, 26 Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century careers demonstrates the reasons for their success as well as the activities and products of the upholsterer in colonial Boston. The son of a local cordwainer, Thomas Fitch was born on February 5, 1669.

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