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Sheldon Peck (Vermont, New York, and Illinois, 1797-1868) Portrait of Hiram Augusta Adams (1799-1883).

Auction:
2509
Lot:
832
Sold for:
$14,220$12,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Sheldon Peck (Vermont, New York, and Illinois, 1797-1868)

Portrait of Hiram Augusta Adams (1799-1883). Unsigned, the sitter identified on a label affixed to the back of the panel. Oil on wood panel, c. 1824 in., 25 x 20 in., in an early gilt-stenciled, black-painted, molded wood frame. Condition: Craquelure with retouch.

Note: According to the inscriptions on the reverse, the portrait was painted in New York State, and Hiram Adams was the grandfather of Helen Adams Snedicon. Reportedly Adams immigrated to Tecumseh, Michigan, sometime before the 1850 Federal census, and is listed as a machinist and cabinetmaker in records during the next several decades. His name appears in the 1880 census, three years before his death, as a retired merchant. His wife Elizabeth (Eliza) Van Tyne Adams was born in New York and christened in the Dutch Reform Church in Cayuga.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Unobtrusive inpainting to spaces between craquelure on hair, ear, numerous areas on jacket, and background above shoulders, the inpainting is noticeable only under blacklight.

Keywords

Hiram Augusta Adams, Sheldon Peck, Vermont, Helen Adams Snedicon, cabinetmaker, Tecumseh, Dutch Reform Church, Elizabeth (Eliza) Van Tyne Adams

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