Description & Technical information

A pair of George I 8¾ inch terrestrial and celestial table globes by John Senex.  The globes have survived in outstanding original condition. The globe stands, constructed in oak and ebonised pear wood, have similarly survived in original condition.
Edward Holyoke as ninth president of Harvard College taught some of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, including John Adams, Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Holyoke’s tenure spanned some 32 years and is to date the longest presidency of the prestigious college.

Date:  1715
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Oak, Ebonised pear wood
Dimensions: 38.5 x 34 cm (15¹/₈ x 13³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Edward Holyoke (1689-1769), ninth president of Harvard College, Boston, USA.
Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829), Boston, USA.
Joshua Holyoke Ward (1776-1840), USA.
By descent in the Holyoke-Nichols family.
Categories: Furniture