Armchair

Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1730–1740
Physical Description:
43 1/2 x 23 in.
Materials:
Paint; rush
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 1062, pl. P3953.
Variant Titles:
Unique set of seven early Queen Anne chairs
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3953
Genre:
armchairs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, June 1974
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
10976 nc, cab4dw4 misc end tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10992336
OID:
12116976
PID:
digcoll:1024588

Number of Pages: 2
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