Central Mass Auctions Selling Important Boston Stained Glass & William and Mary Dresser An Important stained glass window from Burroughs Newsboy Foundation in Boston, MA will be at Central Mass auctions October 28, 2010 auction. A William and Mary Dressing Table is also being offered.
News-Antique.com - Oct 13,2010 - Central Mass Auctions will be offering an important stained glass window from the Burroughs Newsboy Foundation along with a William and Mary dresser in their October 28, 2010 auction at 267 Providence St. Worcester, MA.
The stained glass window is 7 1/2" X 7 1/2" and was from the Burroughs Newsboy Foundation in Boston, MA.
Information from the foundation's website (www.burroughsnewsboysfoundation.org) states:
"Mr. Harry E. Burroughs founded the Newsboys Foundation in 1927 to provide Boston’s newsboys, as well as other trade boys (bootblacks, street vendors, etc.), with life experiences that would give them a better future. The Burroughs Newsboys Foundation building, which stood in the heart of downtown Boston at 10 Somerset Street, offered educational, cultural, and recreational activities that introduced the opportunities of the city to these young men. Foundation members attended sessions on music and art, government, other trades, health, and school courses.
But Mr. Burroughs wanted these Newsboys to experience more. He created a Burroughs Newsboy Foundation Scholarship program, in which high school level members could apply for financial aid to attend college. The financial assistance was rewarded to those who showed leadership, earnestness, and ambition…as well as the responsibility to impact the future of others. This was a loan, to be paid back if and when the man was successful enough to do so, to ensure that the next generation of young leaders would be given the same opportunities that he had."
Mr. Burroughs is reported to have commissioned the window with one of the more important stained glass artisans of the time. It is said to depict his brother and him selling newspapers as children. Harry is comforting his little brother who is crying because he hasn't sold his allotment of newspapers.
A William and Mary dresser is also being offered from a Marblehead, MA estate along with sterling silver from several estates and a wide variety of estate items including paintings and prints, jewelry, paper and ephemera, etc.
For more information, see www.centralmassauctions.com or call 508-612-6111.