Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1780–1800
Height: 37 1/4 in.
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. ----- 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. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The mate to this chair in the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1957.0923.003.
Hepplewhite mahogany carved shield-back armchair
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, April 1965; Sack, May 1972 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.