08-09-2009 08-09-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 9, 2009 11:00 AMCalender
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Brass-studded Leather Document Box

$59$50
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2468 Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 09, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Brass-studded Leather Document Box, America, mid-19th century, hinged rectangular box covered in black leather with leather handle with brass tack studded borders, brass plaque engraved "Francis W. Upham Attorney at Law," (minor losses), ht. 7 1/2, wd. 16, dp. 10 1/4 in.

Note: Francis William Upham (1817-1895), was born in Rochester, New York, received his BA degree at Bowdoin College, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1844. He was a professor of mental and moral philosophy and a lecturer on history at Rutger's Female College, New York, from 1867-70. He was also the author of many works on religious topics.
Estimate $150-250

Keywords

Attorney, Francis William Upham, Rochester, Bowdoin College, Massachusetts Bar, lecturer, Rutger's Female College, professor of mental and moral philosophy, professor of mental and moral philosophy and a lecturer