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Sun, Jan 12, 2020 11:00AM EST
Lot 231

LYMAN BEECHER (H. B. Stowe) Tracy Windsor Chair

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
LYMAN BEECHER'S (1775-1863 father of Harriet Beecher Stowe) Historic Ebenezer Tracy writing arm Windsor chair. Late 18th century. This custom writing arm Windsor chair is lovingly remembered by Harriet in the book, "Harriet Beecher Stowe; The Story of Her Life". The chair adorns the name "L. Beecher." which is centered on the back of the arm rail and a shipping label is affixed to the underside of the chair, indicating that the chair traveled with Lyman Beecher and his family from Connecticut to Cincinnati in 1832. Retains a 19th cent painted surface. Bible support added in the early 19th century. Probably at the same time as Beecher's name was added to the back of arm rest. Old repair to writing surface. Copy and paste the following link to view high-resolution images: