Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1735–1750
32 x 33 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne lowboy, crotch walnut veneered drawer fronts with herringbone borders, crotch walnut veneered top of quartered segments with herringbone and crossbanded borders; shaped apron with pointed arch center, original cockbeading and pendants, graceful cabriole legs ending in platformed pad feet; original engraved brasses, beautiful golden brown patina. This lowboy belonged to Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810) of Hingham, Massachusetts, a Major-General in the Revolutionary War. General Lincoln was put in command of the American forces defending the Southern states against General Cornwallis and received the sword of surrender for General Washington from Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown; he became Secretary of War for the Continental Congress and became the first Secretary of War of this country. His home is still in Hingham; this lowboy descended in the Lincoln-Huntington family and was purchased from a direct descendant. A history by this descendant will be given to the purchaser. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 903, pl. P3645; vol. 9, p. 2464, pl. P3645.
Queen Anne walnut lowboy
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style Furniture--United States
dressing tables (AAT) low chests (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, November 1972; Sack, September 1989 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.