Side chairs, pair

Creator:
Gaines, John, III, 1704-1743
Published/Created:
Portsmouth, Rockingham county, New Hampshire, United States
ca. 1725–1735
Physical Description:
Height: 41 in.
Materials:
maple
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2236, pl. P5775.
Variant Titles:
Pair of early Queen Anne maple chairs
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5775
Genre:
side chairs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, November 1985
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:
10992534
OID:
12117029
PID:
digcoll:1024635

Number of Pages: 2
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