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    Mrs. Mary Ann Montgomery, (General) Forrest's Antebellum Silver Service Nathan Bedford Forrest, the great cavalier of the Confederacy was as heroic before the war as he was during it. The day he met his future wife Mary Ann Montgomery, he rescued the young lady and her mother from a broken down carriage in the middle of a stream and proceeded to thrash a group of young men who were harassing the two Southern belles.
    This five-piece silver service was owned by Mary Ann's parents and was willed to General and Mrs. Nathan Bedford the Forrests after their deaths. Monogrammed with the 'M' for Montgomery, the service was manufactured by Superior Silver Service, is quadruple plated and each piece is serial numbered 4091. The service includes a 10" coffee and 8" tea pots, creamer and sugar bowl resting on a 13" x 16" tray. Each piece incorporates a floral design with scrollwork handles.
    Condition: Unpolished, approximately 30% loss of plating.
    Provenance: The Forrest Family, Memphis, Tennessee; Private Collection.
    Exhibited: Lot 2House Museum, Franklin, Tennesse.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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