Armchair and side chair, pair

Creator:
John Seymour and Son, active ca. 1794-1816
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1800–1810
Physical Description:
Height, chairs: 36 in.; Width, armchairs: 20 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; birch
Notes:
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).
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 421, pl. 1061.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Set of Sheraton mahogany armchairs and side chairs
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Sheraton style
Furniture -- United States
Topics:
Furniture--United States
Decoration and ornament--
Period/Style:
Federal
Sheraton
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2490
Genre:
armchairs (AAT)
side chairs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Creator:
Israel Sack, Inc
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
Israel Sack, Inc.
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, February 1967
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10319 cab2dr2 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10969423
PID:
digcoll:845271