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MH Collection

Provenance: Ardis Leigh, Bernardsville, NJ, February 1958

Corner Chair

Massachusetts, 1755-1785.
Maple, including striped maple; 27 ½” h. x 24” w.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, October 1963

Open Armchair

England, 1875-1925
Mahogany; 35” h. x 25” w. x 21” d.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Howard & Priscilla Richmond, Southbury, CT, September 1970

Queen Anne Armchair

Maple, rush seat. New England; 41 ½” x 22” x 16”; circa 1750-1780, and later.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: This chair appears to be part of the Anne Kyner McPherson family furnishings from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and in the McPherson family for
generations. Recorded in the home of parents of John W. McPherson I in Gettysburg at time of Civil War, when home was used as a hospital. Probably belonged to William and Sarah Reynolds McPherson.

Side Chair

South-Central Pennsylvania, 1775-1800.
Mahogany, unidentified secondary woods; 38" h. x 20 ⅜" w. x 20" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Teina Baumstone, New York, NY

Table with One Drawer

Northeastern United States, 20th century
Mahogany, white pine; 27 ¾" h. x 30" w. x 15 ⅜" d

Location:
First Floor Entrance Hall and Lavatory and Enclosed Stairway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Three Associated Pieces of Meissen Porcelain

Including a cup and saucer, and 7” d. plate; early 20th century manufacture.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Mather Homestead

“York” Side Chair

Coastal Connecticut, 1775-1810. Maple, tulip poplar, ash, rush seat; 40 ½" h. x 19 ¾" w. x 15 ¾" d.

Location:
Second Floor - Entrance Hall
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Alexander Spinell Clark (American, 20th c.), Portrait of Bertha McPherson

Oil on canvas; 27 ¼” h. x 21 ½” w. (sight size).

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Fine Art
Provenance: Elizabeth Stokes, Weare, NH, 1961

American Hooked Rug of a Blue Jay, Wool and Cotton

2’ 4” x 3’ 2”. Late 19th/early 20th century.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

American Hooked Rug with Cat and Two Kittens

Wool, cotton, burlap; 2’ 4” x 4’ 6”

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Unknown

American Needlework Sampler

Mary Culbertson (dates unknown). Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, dated 1834. Silk on linen; 16 ½" h. x 16 ½" w. (sight), 18 ½" x 18 ½" frame.

Location:
Second Floor - Entrance Hall
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

American School Portrait, Bertha Jemima Mather (1844-1899)

Oil on canvas; 24 ¾” h. x 20 ¾” w. (sight size); circa 1854

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Fine Art

American School, Pair of Portraits, Edward Walker & Sophia Walker

Edward Walker (1803-1879); Sophia Ann Shedel Walker (1802-1871). Parents of Bertha Jemima Walker Mather.
Oil on canvas; 26 ½” h. x 21 ½” w. (sight size). Circa 1840-1845.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Fine Art

American School, Portrait of Michael Floy, Sr. (1775-1854)

Oil on canvas; 33 ¾” h. x 26 ¾” w. (sight size).

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Fine Art
Provenance: Mary Fisher, Pleasantville, NY, 1972

American Schoolgirl Needlework

Wool-on-Linen, 16 ¾” h. x 16” w. (sight size).

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Unknown

American Schoolgirl Needlework

Silk-on-Linen, framed and glazed; 17 ¼” h. x 12 ¼” w. (sight size).

Location:
First Floor Entrance Hall and Lavatory and Enclosed Stairway
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance of Pear Tea Caddy: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, 1966. Provenance of Apple Tea Caddy: Moira Wallace, Woodbury, CT

Apple and Pear Form Tea Caddies

England, first half 19th century. Fruitwood, iron hinges and escutcheons, wooden stems.
Pear: 6 ½" h. x 4 ½" d.; Apple: 5" h. x 4 ¼" d.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: In the Floy Family for several generations.

Arrow-Back Child’s Highchair

Southern New England, 1820-1840
Maple, tulip poplar seat; 36 ¼” h. x 16 w. x 17 ¾” d.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
2 chairs: Provenance: Florene Maine, Ridgefield, CT, March 1956.
3 chairs: Provenance: Sara H. Andrews, Ashaway, RI, January 1957. 1 chair: Provenance: Mrs. E. Kurland, Newton Center, MA, November 1958. 1 chair: Provenance: Max Webber, Middleton, MA, June 1959, Walter Lockwood, August 1959.
1 chair: Provenance: Elizabeth R. Daniel, Chapel Hill, NC, December 1965. 1 chair: Provenance: Mary Atwood, Roxbury, CT, November 1969.

Assembled Set of Nine Queen Anne Side Chairs

Maple, rush seats; 1730-1750. New England; 40 ½" h. x 19" w. x 15" d.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Floy Family

Associated Pair of Painted Milk Glass Footed Vases

Baluster shaped vessel with flared mouth; one painted on body with large
pink rose, one painted with blue morning glories; scrolling vine around body;
one numbered “2”, and one numbered “15” on the underside, otherwise
unmarked.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Blanket Chest

New England, late 18th century. White pine; 16 ¼" h. x 44 ¼" w. x 15 ½" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Blanket Chest

New England, late 18th century. White pine; 16 ½" h. x 44" w. x 17" d.

Location:
Attic
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, March 1958

Camelback Sofa

Possibly New England; 35 ½" h. x 64" w. x 30" d.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance of watch hutch: Gift from Mrs. LeRoy Clark, from Cape Cod

Carved Arched-Top Standing Watch Hutch with Pocket Watch

10 ½” h. x 2 ½” w.;
circa 1810-1840.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Purchased by Bertha McPherson in Boston, 1964

Carved Ribbon-Back Armchair

Cherry; 1780-1800.
Connecticut or Southern Massachusetts; 37 ¾” h. x 21” w. x 17 ¾” d.

Location:
Second Floor - NW Sitting Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance of watch hutch: Montgomery & Lee, 1955

Carved and Painted Tulip-Form Watch Hutch with Elgin Pocket Watch

Hanging bracket over scalloped top ‘tulip’ with circular glass window, and diamond-shaped stem; 8” h. (including hanging bracket) x 4” w; circa 1800, Pennsylvania.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

Castleford Staffordshire Pottery Teapot with Swan Finial

White with green and blue decorated triangular ‘hedge’ around rim, painted gold stars on rippled body form; 7” h. x 9” w.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Chest of Drawers

New York or Southwestern Connecticut, 1805-1825
Cherry; tulip poplar; 43 ¼" h. x 45" w. x 20 ⅛" d.

Location:
Attic
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Chest of Four Drawers

New England, 1725-1750
Cherry, maple, oak, white pine, poplar top; 38" h. x 38 ½" w. x 20 ⅛" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, January 1958

Chest of Four Drawers

Connecticut, 1790-1810.
Cherry, white pine, tulip poplar; 37 ½" h. x 37 ½" w. x 18" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Frederick Denson, Greenwich, CT, 1927. Purchased for Bertha McPherson by Jane Mather to use at Vassar College

Chest of Four Drawers

England; 1760-1780.
Figured mahogany, oak; 32 ½” h. x 34 ¾” w. x 17 ¾” d.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Matthew & Elisabeth Sharpe Antiques, Spring Hill, PA, 1971

Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Tea Service of Fifteen (15) Pieces

Four teacups, 3 ½” d. Four saucers, 5 ½” d. Teapot with strawberry finial, twist handle, 5 ¾” h. x 8 ¾” w. Two plates, 9 ¼” d., and 7 ⅝” d.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, 1977

Chinese Export Porcelain Famille Rose Footed Punchbowl

4 ¼” h. x 10 ½” d. with a 1” foot-ring; unmarked;
circa late 18th/early 19th century.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu

Chinese Export Porcelain Tea Caddy with Lid

With sloped shoulders, a white ground with central polychrome
flower spray and flower finial on lid; 5 ¼” h.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Edith Rand Early American Furniture, New York, NY, 1927

Chippendale Chest of Four Drawers

Probably Connecticut; first quarter 19th century. Cherry, tulip poplar; 35” h. x 39 ¾” w. x 20” d.

Location:
Second Floor - NE Bedroom and Hallway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Cintra Auctions, The Crawfords, New Hope, PA, 1951

Converted Arrow-back to Comb-back Windsor Rocking Chair

Maple, pine; 36” h. x 18” w. Circa 1830-1850.

Location:
Attic
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Edith Rand Early American Furniture, New York, NY
Purchased as a graduation present for Bertha McPherson, 1928

Dining Table

England, 20th century reproduction of an early 19th century form.
Mahogany, oak; 29 ½” h. x 51” l. x 20 ½” w.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, February 1957

Dressing Table

American, probably Southern New Jersey or farther south, 1790-1810.
Walnut; resinous pine; 28 ½" h. x 30" w. x 19 ¼" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, January 1956

Dressing Table (or "Lowboy")

Probably Eastern Massachusetts, 1730-1760. Walnut, white pine; 31” h. x 36” w. x 19 ¼” d.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Teina Baumstone, New York, December 1958

Drop-Leaf Table with Circular Top

Probably Massachusetts, 1740-1780.
Maple, white pine; 27" h. x 30" w. x 10 ¾" d. (open 23 ½")

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: By descent from the Henderson McPherson Family, Pennsylvania

Early American Portrait, Margaret Henderson and Letter-Book Archive

Portrait: Pastel on paper; 18 ½” h. x 13 ¾” w. (sight size). Letter-book: Brown ink on wove paper, 6 ¼” x 8” sheets; 11 sheets, plus three
stamped, folded, and postmarked family letters, 3” x 5”.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Fine Art

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Household Equipment

Including: Wooden yarn swift, 39” h. x 30” w. Two yarn winders, each with 26” wheels. Two spinning wheels, 42” d. and 44” d. wheels. Two butter molds, pineapple 3 ½” h., and flower, 5 ½” h. Three tin candle molds, 8, 12, and 16 candles, 10 ½” – 11 ¼” h. Two graduated tin pails. Three foot warmers, wooden frames with punched tin decorative cases, 6” h. x 8” l. Wrought iron strap hinge, 21” l. Cast iron boot scraper, 12” w.

Location:
Attic
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

Eli Terry (1772-1852) Shelf Clock

Plymouth, Connecticut.
Mahogany, white pine, brass, iron, glass; 31” h. x 19” w. Circa 1825.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: By descent from Jane Floy (wife of Rev. James Floy), then to Jane Floy Mather

Empire Three-Drawer Worktable

Mahogany and veneer; circa 1825-1840. American; 28 ¾” h. x 21” w. x 17” d.

Location:
Second Floor - NW Sitting Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: The Little Antique Shop, Darien, CT, 1957

English 1821 “Adam and Eve” Sampler, Silk-on-Linen

England, 1821. A formulaic/pattern work, well executed, featuring figures, animals, and biblical script.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

Famille Rose Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Tureen with Tray

Tureen: 8” h. x 14” l. x 9 ½” d. (including lid with finial). Underplate or tray: 15 ¾” l. x 11 ¼” w. Circa 1780-1795.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance of andirons: Morris House. Provenance of jamb hooks: Florene Maine Antiques, November 1966.

Fireplace Implements and Tools

Pair of lemon-top brass and wrought iron andirons, 20” h. x 18” l. Two double lemon-top brass and wrought iron fire tools, tongs, 34”,
shovel, 31”. Pair of lemon-top brass jamb hooks, 3” d. Pierced brass fender, 7 ½” h. x 57” l. Pair of brass candle scones w/ punchwork, 10” x 3 ¾” (dining room)

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Bedford Green Antiques, Bedford Village, NY, August 29, 1973

Footstool

Mahogany; 10” h. x 12” l. x 12” w.; 20th century

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance of #115: Betts Auction on Shippan Point, Stamford, CT, June 8, 1963. Provenance of #105: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, December 1961. Provenance of #77: Max Webber Inc., Middleton, MA, August 1967. Provenance #118: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, October 1963.

Four Upholstered Open Armchairs

Probably England; likely modern in late 18th century style.
Mahogany; two: 39 ½" h. x 27 ¼" w. x 23" d.; #105: 43 ½” x 22 ¾” 26 ½”;
no. 118: 37 ¼” h. x 24 ⅜” w. x 24” d.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Four-Post Bedstead with Tester

New England, 1850-1900.
Maple, chestnut and tulip poplar tester; 77" h. x 77" w. x 48 ¾" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: A written history states that this armchair belonged in the M ather Homestead and was “Used by Jos. W. M ather.”

Four-Slat Armchair

Southern New England; 1725-1775, Maple, ash, rush seat

Location:
First Floor - Keeping Room and Adjacent Foyer
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Unknown

Framed 1797 Needlework, Silk-on Linen

Dated LC: 1797; framed and glazed; 6 ½” h. x 4 ½” w. (sight size).

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

Framed 1818 Needlework Sampler, Silk-on-Linen

Size: 16 ¾” h. x 10 ¼” w. (sight size); framed and glazed.

Location:
Second Floor - NE Bedroom and Hallway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Margaret Henderson was great-great aunt to Edward R. McPherson.

Framed 1824 Needlework Bible Cover, Wool-on-Linen

7 ¼” h. x 5 ⅛” w. Framed and glazed.

Location:
Second Floor - NE Bedroom and Hallway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Framed Needlework of Squirrel, Wool-on-Linen

Probably American; late 18th century. 9 ¾” h. x 10 ¾” w.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

Frank C. Bensing (American, 1893-1983), Portrait of Stephen Tyng Mather

Oil on canvas; 26” h. x 21” w. (sight size).

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Fine Art

Georgian Style Six-Arm Chandelier

Brass; 19 ½” h. x 28” w.; late 19th century.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance of watch hutch: Kenneth Hammitt Antiques, Woodbury, CT, 1960

Grain-Painted Hanging Watch Hutch with Pocket Watch

7⅛” h. (including hanging bracket) x 3 ⅛” w.
Pocket watch: 1 ⅞” d.; circa 1830-1840.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Family Historical Document, Mather Homestead

Hand-colored Memorial Print for Joseph and Sarah Mather

D.W. Kellogg and Co., Hartford, Connecticut, dated 1843. Lithograph on paper, watercolor, ink
12 ⅜" h. x 15" w. (sight), 17" h. x 22 ¼" w. (frame)

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Mrs. Anna White, 1885. Daughter, Anna Bell White Haulenbeck, inherited Highboy. Ruth St. John (daughter of Anna), Walton, NY, 1933 to the McPhersons

High Chest of Drawers (or “Highboy”)

Southwestern Connecticut or New York, 1760-1800
Cherry, whitewood; 73 ⅞" h. x 42 ¼" w. x 20 ⅝" d.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Lidded Blanket Chest Over Two Drawers

Cherry, chestnut; 43 ½" h. x 44" w. x 18 ⅝" d.; New England, circa early 19th century.

Location:
Attic
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Ardis Leigh Antiques, Bernardsville, NJ, February 1958

Looking Glass

England, 1750-1780. Walnut, mirrored glass; pine; 32 ¾" h. x 16 ½" w.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Deerfield House, May 1957

Looking Glass

England or Northern Europe, 1760-1800. Walnut veneer, pine, mirrored glass; 23 ½" h. x 12" w.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: February 1957

Looking Glass

Probably England, 1780-1810. Mahogany, mirrored glass; pine; 31 ½" h. x 18" w.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Purchased by Edward and Bertha McPherson, March 1957

Looking Glass

Northern Europe, 20th century. Walnut, pine, mirrored glass; 31" h. x 13 ¼" w.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Purchased by Edward and Bertha McPherson

Looking Glass

Northern Europe, 1825-1875. Painted and gilded pine, mirrored glass; 19 ¾" h. x 9 ⅞" w.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Looking Glass

Probably England, 1750-1780. Walnut, pine, mirrored glass. 15 ½" h. x 9 ½" w.

Location:
Second Floor - Entrance Hall
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Purchased by Edward and Bertha McPherson, December 1957

Looking or “Pier” Glass

England, 1740-1770. Walnut, mirrored glass; pine gilding, original beveled glass. 41 5/8" h. x 15 ¾" w.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Molded Slat Back Side Chair

Southwestern Connecticut, possibly Milford area, 1775-1810
Maple, rush seat; 44 ½" h. x 19 ⅛" w. x 14 ½" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Nineteenth Century Fireplace Equipment and Cooking Tools

Including: Three pairs of wrought iron tongs, 21” – 27” l. Cast iron frying pan, 11” d. Cast iron griddle, 13” d. Cast iron toast rack, 17” l. Cast iron cooking grate, 15” l. Cast iron shovel, 22” l.

Location:
Attic
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

Nineteenth Century Theorem Watercolor of a Fruit Basket

Graphite and watercolor on paper; 3 ½” h. x 5 ¼” w.

Location:
Second Floor - NE Bedroom and Hallway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Mather Homestead

One Drawer Table

Southern New England, 18th and 20th centuries
Cherry, pine

Location:
First Floor - Keeping Room and Adjacent Foyer
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Purchased by Edward & Bertha McPherson

One drawer stand

New York or New England, 1835-1865. Cherry, tulip poplar; 26 ¾” h. x 16 ½” l. x 20 ½” w.

Location:
First Floor Entrance Hall and Lavatory and Enclosed Stairway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Purchased by Edward and Bertha McPherson, circa 1958

One-Drawer Stand

New England, 1810-1825.
Maple, white pine; 28 ½" h. x 18" w. x 16" d

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, November 1958
Purchase Price: $600.00

Open Armchair

England, 1875-1925.
Mahogany; 36 ¾" h. x 24" w. x 26" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Oriental Rug

Handmade 3’ 4” x 6’ 5”, circa 1925-1940.

Location:
First Floor Entrance Hall and Lavatory and Enclosed Stairway
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Mayorka’s, 1959

Oriental Rug

Wool-on-Wool, Ferraghan, handmade; 6’ 4” x 13’ 7”.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: By descent through the family, 1960.

Oriental Rug

Wool-on-Wool, Bokhara; handmade; 7’ x 11’. First quarter 20th
century.

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Purchased in Carlisle, Pennsylvania by Bertha McPherson, 1927

Oval-Top Candlestand with Inlay

Walnut; 1800-1810. Probably Pennsylvania; 28 ½” h. x 20 ¾” l.

Location:
Second Floor - W Bedroom (Ted's Dressing Room)
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Painted Parrot or Cockatoo-Form Cast Iron Door Stop

14” h., unmarked; circa 1900.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Edith Rand Early American Furniture, New York, NY, 1927

Pair of Bedsteads with “Cannonball” Finials

New England; first quarter 19th century.
Maple; 44” h. x 42” w. x 79” l.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Lillian Cogan, 1958

Pair of Blue and White Delft Wall Pockets

England, mid-18th century
Tin-glazed earthenware; 7 ½” h. x 5” w. x 2 ½” d.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts

Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Vases Mounted as Lamps

In the Mandarin palate with red and gold painted floral sprays against a
crème ground; cylinder shape with flared rim and base, 8 ½” h.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, October 1957

Pair of Queen Anne Side Chairs

Maple, rush seats; 18th century. New England; 38" h. x 19" w. x 15" d.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Teina Baumstone, New York, NY, October 1960

Pair of Side Chairs

Southern New England, 1770-1800. Cherry, rush seat; 38 ¼" h. x 18 ¾" w. x 20" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Purchased by June F. Mather from Fred Benson, 1927

Pair of Tall Post Bedsteads with Acorn Finials

New England, first quarter 19th century, and 20th century.
Maple; 43 ½” h. x 36” w. (headboards)

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Pewter Teapot

Thomas S. Derby (c. 1786-1852; working 1812-1852). Middletown, Connecticut, 1835-1850

Location:
First Floor - Dining Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Teina Baumstone, New York, April 1964

Porringer Top Tea Table

Rhode Island, probably Newport, 1760-1790
Mahogany; 27 ⅜" h. x 31 ¾" w. x 24" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: David Stockwell, November 1960

Rectangular Table with Canted Corners

Southeastern New England, 1780-1810
Mahogany; 27" h. x 28" w. x 20" d.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Israel Sack, Inc., NYC, November 1963.

Reverse Serpentine Chest of Four Drawers

Hartford area, Connecticut, 1790-1800
Cherry, white pine; 34 ¾" h. x 42 ⅝" w. x 22" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Round Drop Leaf Table

New York or Southern New England, 1760-1800.
Cherry (possibly maple), tulip poplar; 27 ½" h. x 43" w. x 14 ¼" d. (42” open).

Location:
Second Floor - Entrance Hall
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: By descent from Rona Mather, daughter of the builder of Mather Homestead

Set of Staffordshire Pink Lustreware Tea Service

Nine cups, 3 ¾” d. Eleven saucers, 5 ⅝” d. Waste bowl, 3 ⅜” h. x 6 ¼” d. Two under-plates or trays, 7 ¾” d. Footed milk pitcher, 4 ¾” h. Footed teapot with flower finial, repaired lid, 8” h. x 9 ½” w.

Location:
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Category:
Ceramics and Glass and Objects of Vertu
Provenance: Edith Rand Early American Furniture, New York, NY, 1927

Sheraton One-Drawer Stand

Maple, pine; early 19th century and later
New England; 28 ¼” h. x 28” w. x 14 ½” d.

Location:
Second Floor - NW Sitting Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, CT, February 1972

Single Bedstead with “Cannonball” Finials

New England; first half 19th century. Maple; 43” h. x 40 ½” w. x 80” l.

Location:
Second Floor - NE Bedroom and Hallway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Windsor Antiques, Scarsdale, NY, September 1981, During the Darien Historical Society’s Al Fresco Antiques Sale

Six-Board Chest

England, 20th century
Elmwood; 13” h. x 34” l. x 14” d.

Location:
Second Floor - SW Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Edith Rand by Jane Mather as a gift for Bertha Mather, 1927

Slant-Front (‘Governor Winthrop’) Desk

Maple (possibly Cherry), white pine; last quarter 18th century. New England; 40 ¾” h. x 36” w. x 17 ½” d.

Location:
Second Floor - NW Sitting Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: From the McPherson Family in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Used by Martha Skiles McPherson and her daughter-in-law, Anne Kyner McPherson.

Slant-Lid Desk

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1800-1820.
Figured walnut and veneer, tulip poplar, resinous white pine
43" h. x 41" w. x 22" d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Small Chippendale Dressing Table

England; last quarter 18th century. Mahogany, oak; 28 ⅜” h. x 29 ½” w. x 17 ¾” d.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Edith Rand, New York, 1927

Small Chippendale Looking Glass with Applied Prince of Wales Crest

England; mahogany and veneer; 25 ½” h. x 11 ½” w., first quarter 19th century.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Unknown

Small Lidded Box

New York or Southwestern Connecticut, 1810-1840.
Tulip poplar; 8" h. x 15 ¾" w. x 7 ¼" d.

Location:
Attic
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Mather Homestead

Small New England Pedestal Candlestand

Maple and cherry; 26” h. x 16 ½” d. Last quarter 18th century.

Location:
Second Floor - NE Bedroom and Hallway
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Florene Maine, Ridgefield, CT, February 1957

Square Inlaid Stand

Connecticut, early 19th century. Cherry; 24 ⅜" h. x 13 ¼" w. x 13"d.

Location:
Second Floor - SE Bedroom
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Provenance: Purchased by Edward and Bertha McPherson, pre-1958

Square-Top Candlestand

Cherry; 1790-1810. New England; 28” h. x 16” w. x 15 ¼” d.

Location:
Second Floor - W Bedroom (Ted's Dressing Room)
Category:
Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Sterling Silver Dresser Set, Four Pieces

Including: Shoehorn with repoussé work on handle, 6 ¾” l. Hand mirror with silver frame, 9 ½’ l. Brush with natural bristles, Sterling handle, 9” l. Nail file, Sterling handle, 6 ⅝” l.

Location:
Second Floor - Guest Room
Category:
Other Decorative Arts
Provenance: Cora Muller, New York, NY, July 1957

Stool

England; early 19th century.
Mahogany; 17 ½” h. x 12 ½” w. x 20” l.

Location: