Selections from the Collection of Dr. John A. Downey of Manhattan and Sharon Connecticut. Born and raised on a farm in the prairies of Saskatchewan in 1930, Dr. Downey earned both his his B.S. and M.D. at the University of Manitoba. He later interned at the University of British Columbia and at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York in the area of Rehabilitation Medicine. He spent two years in Internal Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard University and completed his Doctorate in Philosophy at Christ Church Oxford. Ultimately Dr. Downey became the Simon Baruch Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition to his time in England, Dr Downey also traveled extensively throughout India and was a visiting professor of Physiology at Australia's University of Adelaide.
The Downey collection features period Jacobean oak furniture and fine 19th century English watercolors of British India among other selections.
Old crest rail reapir. Each with splits on back panels. One arm cracked, one spliced at hand. One seat replaced. The other cracked and shopped. One leg old crack at seat rail. Back left leg cracked, same place. One with crimson velvet pad.
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