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Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow | May 20, 2023

Sat, May 20, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 139

Rare Document Signed by Cabinetmakers John Seymour, Sr. and Jr.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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Portland, Maine, surety bond dated March 16, 1790 and bearing signatures of cabinetmakers John Seymour and John Seymour, Jr., also signed by William Haggett, principal on the bond, 12 x 7-3/4 in., framed 20-1/4 x 15-3/4 in. 

Note: This document is illustrated in A Supplement to John and Thomas Seymour by Vernon Stoneman, No. 75, page 103. According to the author, this document bears the only authentic signatures of John Seymour and John Seymour, Jr. and thus will present a means of authenticating their signatures. It also establishes them as cabinetmakers active in Portland in 1790 and prior to John Seymour's move to Boston in 1794. 


mild toning, creasing, light staining, discrete repairs at fold intersections not affecting overall eye appeal, appears laid down on paper, not removed from frame for examination 

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, NY (accompanied by copy of receipt for $5,000); Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow