Oval portrait, most likely a 19th century photographic print heavily accented with paint, of Absalom Deberry (1814-1853) son of Mathias and Elizabeth Epps Deberry, the first owners of the Deberry-Hurt house in Jackson, Tennessee. Housed in a wood and composition gilt frame with Cincinnati, Ohio framers label. Also included in this lot are several relics from the Deberry- Hurt house including two coin silver tablespoons with marks for Hildeburn & Bros.(Philadelphia, 1849-50) and D W Hughes (Nashville, Tennessee circa 1860), various wrought iron items including hinges, shutter hook used to close the interior shutters, a brass barrel spigot, a hand forged iron axe, and a glass plate negative of the Deberry house. Provenance: Portrait originally hung in the Deberry-Hurt House located in Jackson, TN. Pictured on page 77 in the book AT HOME IN TENNESSEE text by Donna Dorian, published by Louisiana State University Press 2009. Condition: Portrait with scattered losses. Losses to gilt composition on frame. Oxidation to metal items.
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