Armchair

Published/Created:
Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1650–1680
Physical Description:
38 x 22 1/2 in.
Materials:
Ash
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: The John Alden great chair. Pilgrim ash Carver armchair, the back with three ash turned spindles (two spindles of later date), mushroom arm terminals; turned arm rests, mellow old patina. This chair was purchased from the tenth lineal descendant of John Alden; it was known in the Alden family as "John Alden's chair" as far back as Joseph Alden (1747–1803) of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the great-great-grandson of John Alden. The lineal descent is as follows: John Alden (1599–1687); Joseph Alden, second child of John Alden; Deacon Joseph Alden (1677–1747), Bridgewater, Massachusetts; Seth Alden (1720–1784), Bridgewater, Massachusetts; Joseph Alden (1747–1803), Bridgewater, Massachusetts; Thomas Alden (1782–1850), Bridgewater, Massachusetts; Matilda Copeland Alden Norton (1818–), East Bridgewater, Massachusetts; Charles Alden Norton, Lynn, Massachusetts; Alden II, Norton (1903–).
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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. 2146, pl. P5604.
Variant Titles:
Pilgrim ash Carver armchair
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Mannerist style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Mannerist
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5604
Genre:
armchairs (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, February 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:
10992507
PID:
digcoll:1024829