Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

This spring, we offer you a rare opportunity to take home items that were formerly part of our collection but have recently been deaccessioned, including a group of Colonial Revival Windsor armchairs that graced the piazza from 1892–2014.

Date

Auction Location

Freeman's: 1808 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

Approximately 70 pieces—many with interesting historical provenances—will be sold April 19 in Philadelphia during Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction. Items include looking glasses, bedsteads, tables, and other furnishings.

The centerpiece of this collection: an exquisite pair of Philadelphia-made Chippendale mahogany tassel-back side chairs that were originally owned by Declaration of Independence signer and Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.

Funds raised by this deaccession will be used to purchase items that more closely meet our curatorial needs.

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Select items from the collection will be previewed at Freeman’s regional offices in Charlottesville, Richmond, and on the Main Line from March through April. The entire collection will be on view at Freeman’s headquarters in April.

No Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association board member, officer, or employee (or family member of any of the forgoing) may acquire deaccessioned objects either directly from the Association or at public sale.

Lot 29 - Queen Anne Walnut Side Chairs

Chairs in northwest garret chamber

Chairs in northwest garret chamber

Queen Anne walnut side chairs, possibly Rhode Island, third quarter 18th century, est. $1,000-$2,000

Lot 44 - Federal Mahogany High-post Bedstead

Bedstead in Nelly Custis chamber

Bedstead in Nelly Custis chamber

Federal mahogany high-post bedstead, New England, c. 1800, est. $3,000-$5,000

Lot 46 - Queen Anne Walnut Dressing Table

Queen Anne walnut dressing table, Philadelphia, c. 1770, est. $8,000-$12,000

Lot 51 - Justice Samuel Chase Side Chairs

Chase chairs in the front parlor

Chase chairs in the front parlor

Justice Samuel Chase side chairs, Philadelphia, c. 1760, est. $150,000-$250,000

Lot 62 - Colonial Revival Comb-back Windsor Armchairs

Windsor chairs on the piazza

Windsor chairs on the piazza

Two Colonial Revival comb-back Windsor armchairs, Chamberlain & Co., New Haven, CT, est. $1,500-$2,500

Lot 70 - Regency Style Iron Garden Benches

Garden benches on the west lawn

Garden benches on the west lawn

Pair of Regency style iron garden benches, late 19th/early 20th century, est. $1,000-$1,500

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