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American School, 19th Century Portrait of Zillah Chenery Abbott.

Auction:
2482
Lot:
518
Sold for:
$474$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Zillah Chenery Abbott. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 20 in., in a later carved wooden frame. Condition: Scattered retouch. Literature: See Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849.;Worcester, Massachusetts, 1904, p. 9. Zillah M. Chenery was born on July 12, 1771 in Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She married Lemuel Abbott (b. November 3, 1763), also of Holden, on July 3, 1791. They had four children, including three sons and a daughter. One son, Chenery Abbott, succeeded his father as a proprietor of the Abbott Tavern, which was built in 1763 and kept by the Abbots for three successive generations. Zillah died at the age of 72 in 1843.

Estimate $800-1,200

Cleaned and retacked, numerous small scattered specks of retouch, including face, body and background.

Keywords

Holden, Massachusetts, Zillah M. Chenery, American School, Vital Records, Worcester County, Lemuel Abbott, Lemuel Abbot, Chenery Abbott, Abbott Tavern, proprietor, Worcester County, Massachusetts

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