A Queen Anne tiger maple flat-top chest-on-chest<BR />New Hampshire, mid-18th century
Lot 1155W
A Queen Anne tiger maple flat-top chest-on-chest
New Hampshire, mid-18th century
Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium
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A Queen Anne tiger maple flat-top chest-on-chest
New Hampshire, mid-18th century
Back of upper case inscribed in chalk Gen/Henz--; Label on reverse of upper case inscribed This probably belonged to Joseph Clough's aunt Carrigain b. 1750, mother of Philip Carrigain who first called New Hampshire the Old Granite State and made the first complete map of the state.
height 83in (210cm); width 42in 106cm); depth 21in (53cm)

Footnotes

  • Philip Carrigan was born in Concord, New Hampshire on February 20, 1776, the son of Elizabeth Clough (1750-1805) and Philip Carrigan (1746-1806), both of whom hailed from nearby Canterbury, New Hampshire. Elizabeth Clough was the daughter of Thomas Clough (1717-1797) and Mary Call (1721-1781); Elizabeth's brother, Obediah Clough (1753-1828) had a son Joseph (1795-1885), who is likely the Joseph Clough referred to in the label affixed to the back of the case.

    Philip Carrigan studied law and graduated Dartmouth College in 1794. Known to be verbose and witty he was a poet and toastmaster as well as a lawyer. In 1805 he served as Secretary of State, in 1821 Secretary of the Senate. In 1825 upon the occasion of a visit by Lafayette he published a poem using the descriptive "granite state."

    LAFAYETTE'S RETURN.

    North and South and East and West,
    A cordial welcome have addressed
    Loud and warm, the Nation's Guest,

    Dear Son of Liberty;
    Whom tyrants cursed when Heaven approved.
    And millions long have mourned and loved.
    He comes, by fond entreaties moved.

    The Granite State to see.
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