By Loan, by Gift, by Bequest, by Purchase:

New Loganian Objects at Stenton 2021-2022

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Stenton Ground Floor
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Stenton Second Floor

This last year has proved a remarkable one for Stenton’s collections and the enhanced presentation of the house with thirteen new Logan family objects on display – by loan, by gift, by bequest, and by purchase. The blue stars on the plans represent the placement of the new objects on the ground and second floors.

 

These generous donors made possible Stenton’s bids at Sotheby’s Americana Auctions in January 2022: Hannah L. Henderson, Kevin Kerchner, Richard W. Snowden, Wylie Raab, Tom Johnson, Catharine Keim, Gwen Bryant, The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Jay Robert Stiefel, George McNeely, Lisa Street, and the Allegheny County Committee of the NSCDA/PA

 

BY LOAN

 

Penn-Logan-Watson Armchair -- Office

Walnut and Cane

England

1690-1720

Courtesy of Independence National Historical Park

Donated to Independence Hall by Watson’s son John Howell Watson, 1874 

 

Small Clock Case Relic -- Office

Walnut (likely American)

Philadelphia

c. 1710-1730

Courtesy of Independence National Historical Park

Donated to Independence Hall by Watson’s daughter Lavinia F. Whitman (Mrs. Harrison Whitman), 1877 

 

Plate – Back Dining Room

Pewter

Richard King (1714-1746)

London

Courtesy of Independence National Historical Park

Donated to Independence Hall by Logan descendant Horace J. Smith (1832-1906)

 

BY GIFT

 

Lady’s Secretary – Blue Lodging Room

Mahogany with mahogany veneers

Philadelphia

c. 1790-1810

Gift of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Snuff Box – Yellow Lodging Room, dressing table

Silver and shell (likely carved mother-of-pearl)

Unmarked; inscribed S  * L ; a later memorial description, “Sarah Logan Oct. 9th 1715 – Oct. 13th 1744”

c. 1730

Gift of Rosemary Ellis Crawford

 

BY BEQUEST

 

Sarah Logan Norris (1715-1744) – Yellow Lodging Room

Oil on canvas

Possibly Gustavus Hesselius?

Philadelphia

c. 1730

Bequest to Stenton from Peter Edward Logan Luxmoore (1927-2020)

 

Tall Case or Eight Day Clock – First Floor Lodging Room

Mahogany

John Wood (John Wood, Sr. active c. 1734-1760/Jr. (alive 1736-1793)

Philadelphia

c. 1750

Bequest to Stenton from Peter Edward Logan Luxmoore (1927-2020)

 

BY PURCHASE

 

Cann – In the Parlour Buffet

Silver

Philip Syng, Jr.

Philadelphia

c.1730-35

NSCDA/PA purchase for Stenton

Lent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Samuel Mickle Fox, M.D. (1923-2015) in 1976. Ex collection, William K. du Pont.

 

Pair of “Stenton-type” Queen Anne Side Chairs -- Entry

Walnut

Philadelphia

c. 1730-40

NSCDA/PA purchase for Stenton

Ex collection, Peter A. Pfaffenroth

 

Four Queen Anne Side Chairs – Yellow Lodging Room

Maple

Philadelphia region

c. 1730-50

NSCDA/PA purchase for Stenton

Ex collection, Peter A. Pfaffenroth

Sketches of Stenton and “Naglee House” – temporarily on exhibit in the Entry
Ink wash on scratchboard
John Richards
Philadelphia
c. 1880s-1900
Generously offered by Lisa Minardi of Philip H. Bradley Antiques; NSCDA/PA purchase in memory of Philip W. Bradley (1956-2021) with funds from an anonymous donor