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Mahogany, mahogany veneer, poplar, oak, ebony, ivory, ormolu, and brass
Labeled: "J. Stewart/Baltimore/Hanover Street"
Stamped inside at right: "JA## Stewart **1818##"
83.2 × 170.2 × 64.1 cm (32 3/4 × 67 × 25 1/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Herbert McLaughlin
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James Dwight Brewer (1819-1886), Springfield, MA; to Edward Spaulding Brewer (1846-1911); to Edward Harris Brewer (1874-1964), Connecticut; to Corrine Brewer (Mrs. Herbert) McLaughlin (1911-1989), Lake Forest, IL by 1970; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1970.
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