06-04-2006 06-04-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2322 Boston
June 4, 2006 11:00AMCalender
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Attributed to George Melville (American, active late 18th century) Quaker Family Record

 
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2322 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 04, 2006 11:00AM

Description:

Attributed to George Melville (American, active late 18th century)

Quaker Family Record, Watercolor and ink on paper, depicting the vital statistics of Edmund Tebbets, (b. July 14, 1747) of Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire, his first wife Elizabeth Rawlins (b. Sept. 1, 1749) and their two children, his second wife Mary White, (b. Feb. 14, 1767) and their ten children, the record embellished with red and green stylized flowers issuing from baskets, and a cherub, with gilt accents, 23 1/4 x 18 1/4 in., in a later molded wood frame.

Note: A similar family record likely by the same hand and signed by the artist is owned by the New Hampshire Historical Society, and is illustrated in the 1973 catalogue of a Susquecentennial Exhibition held by the Historical Society.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Keywords

George Melville, Edmund Tebbets, Elizabeth Rawlins, New Hampshire, Strafford County, Mary White, New Hampshire Historical Society