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"VIIII" incised on front rail.


By tradition, owned originally by the Rev. Nathaniel Appleton (1693-1784), Cambridge, Mass., and his wife, Margaret Gibbs Appleton (1699-1771); by descent to Charles John Appleton (1795-1843) and his wife Sophia Haven, marrried in 1835; by descent to John Appleton (1759-1829) and his wife, Mary Whitbread; by descent to Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (1839-1933) and her husband, Charles Ammi Cutter; by descent to Louis F. Cutter (1864-1945) and his wife Mary Osgood; by descent to Caroline Cutter Harris (b. ca. 1906) and her husband, Maynard L. Harris; October 29, 1968, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Maynard L. Harris; 1972; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard L. Harris in memory of Mrs. Harris's grandmother, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton (Accession Date March 8, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr.and Mrs. Maynard L. Harris, in memory of Mrs. Harris' grandmother, Sarah Fayerweather Appleton

about 1740–50

Object Place

Boston (?), Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 85.7 x 52.4 x 45.4 cm (33 3/4 x 20 5/8 x 17 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine




Furniture, Seating and Beds