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Alan R. Sawyer, “American Folk Art,” The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly XLVII, 1 (Feb. 1, 1953), 11–14, (ill.).
Meyric R. Rogers, “American Decorative Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago”, The Magazine Antiques, LXXIC (July, 1958), 49–56 (ill.).
Comstock, Helen, American Furniture (New York: The Viking Press, 1962), no. 17 (ill.).
Milo M. Naeve, Identifying American Furnitue (Nashville: The American Association for State and Local History, 1981), 12, no. 5 (ill.).
Jonathan L. Fairbanks, New England Begins, The Seventeenth Century (Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1982), no. 183, 220 (references AIC chair).
Joseph T. Butler, Field Guide to American Antique Furniture (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1985), no. 6, 91 (ill.).
Milo M. Naeve, Identifying American Furniture (Nashville: The American Association for State and Local History, 1985), 91, no. 6 (ill.).
Descended in the Sumner family to General William H. Sumner (1780–1861), Boston, by 1861; possibly given to a great uncle of Charles F. Coleman, by 1861 [according to a letter from Charles F. Coleman, dated Oct 14, 1937, original in curatorial object file, Arts of the Americas; Coleman notes that his grandfather’s brother was at one time employed by General William H. Sumner]; descended in the family to Charles F. Coleman (c. 1888–at least 1940), Newton, MA [according to letter from Charles F. Coleman, dated Oct 14, 1937, original in curatorial object file, Arts of the Americas]; sold to George N. McMahon, by 1949; sold to Elizabeth R. Vaughan (1871–1949), South Berwick, ME, and Sherborn, MA, by 1949 [according to note by George N. McMahon, original in curatorial object file, Arts of the Americas]; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1950.
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