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Acknowledgements

For assistance with this research the authors wish to thank Alexander Kirtley, Mark Anderson, Bret Headley, Susan Scott and Michael Holden.

For their kind help in supplying photographs from St. Peters Church we would also like to thank Kate Randall and Laurie Cielo.

We are grateful to Dr Jonathan Foyle for drawing our attention to the Cadwalader silver waiter.

References

01. Wainwright, NB. (1964) Colonial Grandeur in Philadelphia; The House and Furniture of General John Cadwalader. Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. P38 & P44.

02. Ibid. P38.

03. Ibid. P38.

04. Anderson, MJ. Landrey, GJ. & Zummerman, PD. (1995) Cadwalader Study, Delaware: Henry Francis duPont, Winterthur Museum.

05. Wainwright, NB. (1964) Colonial Grandeur in Philadelphia; The House and Furniture of General John Cadwalader. Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. P43. (Reproduction of Plunket Fleeson bill, October 1771).

06. Alden, H. (2014) Timber Identification Report, Alden Identification Services.

07. Buck, S. (2014) Chippendale-Style Bed Finish Analysis.

08. Ibid.

09. Ibid.

10. Wainwright, NB. (1964) Colonial Grandeur in Philadelphia; The House and Furniture of General John Cadwalader. P43.

11. Ibid. P39.

12. Loughlin, D. (1978) The Case of Major Fanshawe’s Chairs, New York: Universe Books. P70.

13. Anderson et al (1995) Cadwalader Study.

14. Ibid.

15. Mathias Gale, Cadwalader Collection. Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

16. Loughlin, D. (1978) The Case of Major Fanshawe’s Chairs. P11.

17. Anderson et al (1995) Cadwalader Study.

18. Beckerdite, L. (Sept 1985) Philadelphia Carving Shops, Part II: Bernard & Jugiez, The Magazine Antiques.

19. Kirkley, A. (2005) The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: An Introduction and Guide. P55.

20. Beckerdite, L. (May 1984) Philadelphia Carving Shops, Part I: James Reynolds, The Magazine Antiques.

22. Kirtley, A. (2002) Survival of The Fittest: The Lloyd Family, Furniture Legacy, American Furniture. P6.

23. Lindsey, JL and Sewell, D. (1996) The Cadwalader Family: Art and Style in Early Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin.

24. Kirtley, A. (2002) Survival of The Fittest: The Lloyd Family, Furniture Legacy, American Furniture. P9.

25. Sack, A. (1950) Fine Points of Furniture: Early America. New York, Crown Publishers Inc. P89.

26. Wainwright, NB. (1964) Colonial Grandeur in Philadelphia; The House and Furniture of General John Cadwalader. P42.

27. Ibid. P40.

28. Loughlin, D. (1978) The Case of Major Fanshawe’s Chairs. P96.

29. Davis & Harvey (1904), Catalogue of Antique Furniture from the Cadwalader Mansion. Philadelphia.

30. Loughlin, D. (1978) The Case of Major Fanshawe’s Chairs. P11. - ‘In the 1930’s Bridget Mary Cadwalader sends a case of family silver back to Philadelphia.’

31. Leslie, E. (2014), Research Findings and Conclusions Regarding The Provenance of The Cadwalader Bed.

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