HANCOCK FAMILY ENGLISH CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE, TOGETHER WITH THE FAMILY’S "BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER" KEPT IN ITS INTERIOR.

Est. $10,000-$20,000
Sold: $6,000 ($5,000)

According to family tradition, this table was made in London to John Hancock’s specifications as a gift for his aunt, Lydia Henchman Hancock. The rectangular lift-top above a case with candle slide and opening to reveal a fitted interior raised on square molded legs with pierced brackets. Height 29 inches, width 25 inches, depth 19 inches. The book’s leatherbound cover with gilt lettering "JOHN HANCOCK." Published by E.L. Cary & A. Hart, Philadelphia, 1836.

Provenance: Mrs. Thomas Hancock| her nephew, John Hancock| his brother, Ebenezer Hancock| his son, John| his son, James Scott Hancock| his daughter, Mary Ellen Hancock Tilton| her son, John Hancock Tilton| and by descent to the present owner.

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