Philadelphia, Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States ca. 1795–1810
Height: 36 3/4 in.
Sack catalogue description: Pair of Sheraton mahogany side chairs, beautiful drapery-carved splats with pyramidal molded and carved column framed by scrolls, arched crest with raised carved panel; tapered molded legs, stretchers, fine bronze patina. Attributed to John Aitken; a chair (or chairs) with identical backs but with inlaid legs at Mount Vernon were made for George Washington by John Aitken in 1797. ----- Related objects: Website: http://emuseum.mountvernon.org/code/emuseum.asp?style=single¤trecord=18&page=search&profile=objects&searchdesc=la&quicksearch=la&sessionid=3F7225E7-630A-4E2D-892F-3AF7DB6C9F2D&action=quicksearch¤trecord=17 (accessed February 4, 2014). Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 942, pl. P3713. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The related side chair made by John Aitken in the collection of Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens, Virginia, is object W-2365.
Pair of Sheraton mahogany side chairs
Decoration and ornament -- Sheraton style Furniture -- United States
side chairs (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1973 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.