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William B. Chambers (New York and Pennsylvania, Early 19th Century) Portrait of Theodore Frelinghuysen, Statesman and Vice President...

Auction:
2608M
Lot:
1389
Sold for:
$237$200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

William B. Chambers (New York and Pennsylvania, Early 19th Century)

Portrait of Theodore Frelinghuysen, Statesman and Vice Presidential Candidate. The subject identified, signed and dated "May, 1837," and with presentation inscription on verso. Oil on pressed-board panel, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in., in a period gold-painted gesso frame. Condition: Very good.

Note: Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1861) was a lawyer, statesman, and patriot, born in Somerset County, New Jersey, graduating from Princeton, class of 1804. He was a United States Senator from 1829-35, an unsuccessful Vice Presidental candidate on the Whig ticket in 1844 with Hennry Clay, Chancellor at New York University, and President of Rutgers College. The portrait is sold with a small folio hand-colored lithograph on paper of Frelinghuysen, 13 1/4 x 10 in., in a period frame, (toning, not examined out of frame).

Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Theodore Frelinghuysen, William B. Chambers, Pennsylvania, Presidential Candidate, Statesman, Somerset County, lawyer , statesman, President, Chancellor, United States, Rutgers College, New York University, Hennry Clay, Senator

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