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Description: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University...
These candlesticks demonstrate the taste for ostentatious display of the British merchant class that rose to power in Boston in the late seventeenth century, eclipsing the dominance of the founding Puritan oligarchs. Made by Jeremiah Dummer, the first native-born New England silversmith, the candlesticks, the earliest surviving American-made examples known, have traditionally.been associated with the marriage of Elizabeth Usher and David Jeffries in Boston in 1686...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.188-211

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