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Inscription

Paper label on underside of shoe: "Made By David S. ... Milford, ... 1742"

Provenance

Said to have had a long history of ownership in a Stratford, Connecticut, family; once owned by and later deaccessioned from a small public collection in Connecticut; purchased by John Walton, Jewett City, Connecticut; purchased from Walton by the Museum in 1977.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

About 1755–65

Object Place

Milford, Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

112.39 x 59.69 x 44.45 cm (44 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1977.53

Medium or Technique

Maple, ash, rush seat

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds