Chest

Creator:
Allis, John, 1642-1691 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1680–1700
Physical Description:
39 1/4 x 47 x 19 3/4 in.
Materials:
Maple; pine
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Pilgrim maple two-drawer Hadley chest, one of the earliest forms, described by Luther as the "Hatfield" type and attributed by him to John Allis, who died in 1691. It varies from the larger conventional group by the case and stiles being fashioned entirely of maple with the original pine lid, the stiles terminate in integral turned feet, and the initials "KK" are contained in diamond frames in the end panels rather than the center panels of the larger group. Made in Hatfield or Hadley, Massachusetts. Ex-collection Mrs. S. R. Bertron, Oyster Bay, Long Island; ex-collection Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Taradash, Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York. Apparently by the same hand as the "AA" chest, illustrated in Luther, The Hadley Chest , no. 21, made for Abigail Allis, born Hadley, Massachusetts, 1672.
Related objects: Book: Clair Franklin Luther, The Hadley Chest (Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1935), no. 4, 21.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1263, pl. P4207. Book: Clair Franklin Luther, The Hadley Chest (Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1935), no. 44.
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YUAG catalogue note: Also related to the "EA" chest, illustrated in Luther, The Hadley Chest , no. 4, made for Elizabeth Allis, born 1679.
Variant Titles:
Pilgrim maple Hadley chest
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Mannerist style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Mannerist
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4207
Genre:
chests (case furniture) (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, 1974
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2enddr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10961879
PID:
digcoll:844594