Living with antiques
The Captain Philo Beardsley house near Kent, Connecticut

FIGURE 7

 

fig7.jpg (50313 bytes) Figure 7. The table shown in this bedroom is almost certainly the one described in Philo Beardsley's inventory of 1826 (now in the Kent town records) as "one cherry table, $3.50." On it is scrimshaw from the Conklins' extensive collection.  The early nineteenth-century Nantucket-lightship basket bears the label of Davis Hall, one of the first known makers of these baskets. The windsor armchair of c. 1805 is branded by Amos Haggett of Charlestown Massachusetts. The paneling was probably installed in the room after Philo Beardsley's day.

 

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