Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century by Walter Muir Whitehill

By Walter Muir Whitehill

Бостонская мебель восемнадцатого века.

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Thomas Fitch, Account Book, May 22,1724, p. 281 (Massachusetts Historical Society). 48. , Septemb er 11, 1725, p. 351, 49. Th omas Fitch to John East, Boston, April 6, 1725, Fitch Letterbook (Massachusetts Historical Society). "so Fitch's letters explain the close similarity between English and American bed hangings. An example at the Essex Institute (fig. 20) resembles the end of a valance illustrated in a scene from A Harlot's Progress by William Hogarth (fig. 21) . Another valance, originally 50.

23 inches. ) This chair descended in the TibbitsJamily oj New York. Chairs with similar round seats were sold by Samuel Grant ill 1729. 42 Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century Furniture in the Queen Anne style was introduced during the late 1720S. "62 Such a chair was probably related in form to an example attributed to New York (fig. 30). The round seat reflected an increasing emphasis on the curved line, a chiefcharacteristic of the new style. "65 These chairs presumably had cabriole legs, pad feet, and slip seats.

46. Thomas Fitch to Isaac DeRiemer, Boston, August 7, 1704, Fitch Letrerbook (American Antiquarian Society). 20. BED VALANCE. Salem or Boston, c. ) 1720-1740. Engli sh cheyney, w. 12 lfz inches. homes. "47 A year later Fitch completed the wallpapering of a room for John Jekyl. The cost was £2:12:9 for seventy-eight and a quarter yards of binding, papering tacks, and labor. 48 The great majority of Fitch's patrons were wealthy merchants, lawyers, and physicians of Boston, N ewport, and N ew York .

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