Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1730–1740
43 1/2 x 23 in.
Sack catalogue description: Unique set of seven early Queen Anne chairs consisting of one arm and six side chairs, the chairs are of the familiar North Shore design but are more carefully modeled than most, the Spanish feet with scrolled platform are fashioned from the solid; the side and rear stretchers are bulbous-turned, rush seats, the finely spooned Queen Anne backs have molded stiles and crests with horned yoke centers; the armchair has finely molded serpentine arms with scrolled terminals, the chairs are in superb original states retaining the original brown painted surfaces. This set of chairs was purchased by Israel Sack at an auction sale of the effects of the Gay Homestead in Suffield, Connecticut, in 1915; the set was sold by Israel Sack to Albert Whittier in 1915. An interior of the Gay Homestead showing the chairs prior to 1915 is illustrated in Bissell, Suffield Furniture (see illustration); we have recently repurchased this set from the Whittier family for approximately fifty times the original cost to Albert Whittier in 1915. Related objects: Book: Charles S. Bissell, Antique Furniture in Suffield, Connecticut, 1670–1835 (Hartford, Conn.?: Connecticut Historical Society and Suffield Historical Society, 1956), n.p. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 1062, pl. P3953.
Unique set of seven early Queen Anne chairs
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style Furniture--United States
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, June 1974 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.