Underside of top drawer inscribed in graphite Ebenezer Howard of Sturbridge.
Cherrywood and ivory
Skin Deep: Three Masters of American Inlaid Furniture, Milwaukee Art Museum, November 22, 2003 – March 2, 2003
Height 36 1/2 in. by Width 44 1/2 in. by Depth 21 1/4 in.
David Hewett, "Skinner's Amereicana Sale Biggest Ever," Maine Antique Digest, December 1999.
Descended in the Searls family, who were in Pomfret, Connecticut by 1846. Hon. Charles Edwin Searls of Thompson and Putnam was born in Pomfret in 1846 and graduated from Yale University before becoming an attorney. He represented Thompson in the General Assembly in 1871 and was elected Secretary of State in 1881. This piece was likely owned by his mother, Carol Matthewson Searls;
Skinner, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, October 24, 1999, sale 1953, lot 124
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