Armchair

Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1780–1800
Physical Description:
Height: 37 1/4 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany carved shield-back armchair, the shield encloses three slats radiating from a leaf-carved crescent with punchwork background and bowed slats terminating in leaf-carved tulips with punchwork background, pert flaring serpentine arms with beaded edges; incurvate rear legs, beautiful nut brown patina. Descended in the Allen family; the mate to this chair, an identical example, is in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, and illustrated in Montgomery, American Furniture, pl. 20.
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Related objects: Book: Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (New York: Viking Press, 1966), pl. 20.
Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 310, pl. 762; vol. 3, p. 837, pl. P2169.
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YUAG catalogue note: The mate to this chair in the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1957.0923.003.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany carved shield-back armchair
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2169
Genre:
armchairs (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, April 1965; Sack, May 1972
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder Kane 9923 cab1dr1 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10970740
PID:
digcoll:845526