Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1800–1810
Height, chairs: 33 1/2 in.; Width, armchair: 19 1/4 in.
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Sack catalogue description: One of a set of ten Sheraton chairs consisting of two armchairs and eight side chairs, the backs each with three split-banister reeded and acanthus-carved slats framed by reeded stiles, supporting rectangular crests with scribed borders; the legs with inverted acanthus-carved capitals and tapered reeding, reeded incurvate arms and bulboubs arm supports with daisy-carved panels flanking the upholstered seats. The distinctive carving, panel and leg formation relate strongly to those on the great pair of upholstered armchairs from the Derby family, attributed to John Semyour and illustrated in Hipkiss, The M. and M. Karolik Collection, pl. 106. Related objects: Book: Edwin Hipkiss, Eighteenth-Century American Arts: The M. and M. Karolik Collection (Boston, Mass.: Museum of Fine Arts, 1941), pl. 106. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1681, pl. P4729.
Set of ten Sheraton chairs
Decoration and ornament -- Sheraton style Furniture -- United States
Furniture--United States Decoration and ornament--
armchairs (AAT) side chairs (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States Israel Sack, Inc. 1957–1990
Sack, May 1979 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.