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Savery, Williamlocked

(1722– May 1787)
  • Philip D. Zimmerman

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Savery, William (1722– May 1787), cabinetmaker, , is known today almost entirely through his furniture and through isolated historical references. Nothing is known of his parents, birth, or boyhood, although he probably moved to Philadelphia in 1740. Relatively recent discovery of a 1741 receipt issued to John Wister and signed by Savery acknowledging payment “for the use of My Master Salomon Fussel [ ...

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