Black-painted Queen Anne Tilt-top Birdcage Tea Table
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Black-painted Queen Anne Tilt-top Birdcage Tea Table, possibly Southington, Connecticut, early 18th century, early surface of black paint over earlier red, (imperfections), ht. 28, dia. 31 in. Provenance: A label affixed to the top of the birdcage reads "This table belonged to Josiah Beardsley-Born 1807 and son of Eli Beardsley/ Born 1779/Josiah Beardsley married Rebecca Ann Mallory in 1828 (great, great, great Aunt and Uncle to Larry , Betty Lou, Wayne and Gary Emmon." The following Genealogical information was taken from the Genealogical History of the Beardsley-lee Family in America, by Isaac Haight Beardsley, Colorado, and the Sherman, Connecticut Vital Records 1802-1850, from the Barbour Collection and transcribed by Coralynn Brown: Josiah Beardsley the original owner of the table, was born in 1807 the second child of six born to Eli and Lucy (Glover) Beardsley. Interestingly Eli was a blacksmith, Episcopalian, and Legislative Representative from Sherman, Connecticut, for three years and a state Senator for two years. Josiah married Rebecca Mallory (or possibly Osborn) September 22, 1828. He later married Mary Word in 1857.
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