Side chair

Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1800–1810
Physical Description:
Height, chairs: 33 1/2 in.; Width, armchair: 19 1/4 in.
Materials:
No materials given
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1681, pl. P4729.
Variant Titles:
Set of ten Sheraton 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:
4729B
Genre:
armchairs (AAT)
side chairs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
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, May 1979
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:
10969689
PID:
digcoll:845400