Archibald Gracie Mansion American Silver Matthew Petit

Archibald Gracie Mansion American Silver Matthew Petit


Description: Item # 4. A set of 8 large spoons with the monogram for Archibald Gracie. Monogramed “AEG”. American hallmark: “MP” for Matthew Petit- 1811 New York, NY. Size: 9” long. Each spoon weighs 2.5 oz with the set weighing 21 oz. Archibald Gracie (June 25, 1755 - April 11, 1829 was a Scottish-Born shipping magnate and and early American businessman and merchant in New York City and Virginia whose spacious home, Gracie Mansion, now serves as the residency of the Mayor of New York City. In 1798, Gracie purchased a large tract of land on Horn's Hook near the East River, where the following year he constructed a large two-story wooden mansion on the crest of a hill. Used primarily as his country home, the mansion quickly became a hub of the New York city social scene. Gracie's distinguished guests included future United States president John Quincy Adams and future French King Louis Philippe. Gracie sold the estate in 1823 to pay off debts. Condition: scuffs and bowl dents consistent with use and age. This set of silver is descended from the family.
Dimensions: 9" long
Artist or Maker: Matthew Petit
Medium: Silver
Date: 1811
Condition Report: Scuffs and dents consistent with use and age
Provenance: Descended from the Family
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