Portsmouth, Rockingham county, New Hampshire, United States ca. 1725–1735
Height: 41 in.
Sack catalogue description: Pair of early Queen Anne maple chairs attributed to John Gaines of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the carved yoke-shaped crests are virtually identical to those on the Brewster set of chairs made by John Gaines for himself in 1728, the chairs have molded stiles and cyma-outlined violin splats; the front apron is formed of twin flattened arches, ball and ring-turned legs and frontal stretcher, the legs end in Spanish feet; the chairs show slight variations, the Spanish feet on one chair are from the solid, the other with applied segments and slightly larger; the chairs have a beautiful amber color with an early aspect and show no signs of ever having been painted. Attributed to the hand of John Gaines, chairmaker; the chairs descended in the Tufts family. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2236, pl. P5775.
Pair of early Queen Anne maple chairs
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style Furniture--United States
side chairs (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, November 1985 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.