Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1800–1810
Height, chairs: 36 in.; Width, armchairs: 20 in.
Sack catalogue description: Set of Sheraton mahogany chairs, consisting of two armchairs and four side chairs, reeded diamond slats connected with floral medallions; birch crest panels, reeded stiles and reeded legs with spade feet, beautifully modeled arms; fine old finish, armchairs of this pattern and quality are quite rare. School of John Seymour and Son; a closely related side chair or chairs are in the Karolik collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated in Stoneman, John and Thomas Seymour, pl. 217. Of this chair, Edwin Hipkiss, curator, wrote in the catalogue: "We are inclined to attributed this chair to John Seymour of Boston." Related objects: Book: Vernon C. Stoneman, John and Thomas Seymour: Cabinet Makers in Boston, 1794–1816 (Boston, Mass.: Special Publications, 1959), pl. 217. Website: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/side-chair-one-of-a-set-of-seven-44053 (accessed January 14, 2014). ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 421, pl. 1061. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The related chairs in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are objects 31.198–31.204. The museum no longer attributes this chair or set of chairs to John Seymour and Son.
Set of Sheraton mahogany armchairs and side chairs
Decoration and ornament -- Sheraton style Furniture -- United States
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armchairs (AAT) side chairs (AAT)
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Sack, February 1967 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.