John Seymour & Son, cabinetmaker, about 1795-about 1804; Seymour, John, cabinetmaker, 1738-1818; Seymour, Thomas, cabinetmaker, 1771-1848
Basis of maker
Labeled by the Seymours.
Place of origin
Basis of origin
The label lists a Boston address.
Basis of date
Date range provided by Winterthur.
Mahogany; Ash; White pine; Brass; Iron
Attributes & techniques
Veneer; Inlay; Carving; Therm legs; Moldings; Therm feet; Straight-front; Knobs; Escutcheons; Locks; Brackets
Marks, signatures, inscriptionsPrinted paper label on bottom of lower drawer: [JOHN SEYMOUR & SON, / CABINET MAKERS, / CREEK SQUARE]
DimensionsHeight 41.63 in. (105.73 cm), Width 37.75 (95.89 cm), Depth 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
History of ownership
Col. Thomas Foxhall Cutts; Judge George Addison Emery; purchased from Phillip Flayderman by Henry Francis du Pont in January 1930.
Exhibition: "In Praise of America, 1650-1830," The National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, February 17-July 6, 1980).
Advertisement: "Philip Flayderman," Antiquarian 14, no. 1 (January 1930): 16.
Article: Donald Fennimore, "Brass Hardware on American Furniture: Part II: Stamped hardware 1750-1850," Antiques 140, no. 1 (July 1991): 87, pl. X.
Article: Charles Messer Stow, "Labels: Parcels of Serious Collecting," Antiquarian 14, no. 2 (February 1930): 90.
Book: Ethel Hall Bjerkoe, The Cabinetmakers of America (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957).
Book: Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (New York: Viking Press, a Winterthur Book, 1966), 228-229, no. 184, figs. 23, 42, 43, 30.
Exhibition catalog: Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650-1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 25.
Exhibition catalog: Robert D. Mussey, Jr., The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour (Salem: Peabody Essex Museum, 2004), no. 3, 140-41.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont
Owner's accession number
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