Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut low-back upholstered armchair, compass or horseshoe-shaped upholstered seat, cabriole legs with broad rounded knees to conform to the broad curve of the seat frame; bold serpentine bend to the cabriole legs and pad feet, serpentine arms with broad scooped arm rests and scrolled terminals, the arm supports serpentine with an S-bend under the arm; upholstered back of bowed outline, original finish, cherry framework. Descended in the Tibbits family of Hoosick Falls, New York; ex-collection Israel Sack, Inc., 1939; ex-collection Charles K. Davis. American low upholstered armchairs are quite rare, this New York Queen Anne form being the finest known; a related example, also from the Tibbits family, is in the Winterthur Museum, illustrated in Downs, American Furniture, pl. 17. Another example(s) is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Related objects: Book: Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (New York: Macmillan, 1952), pl. 17. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (January 1941): p. 19. Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/252?rpp=60&pg=2&ao=on&ft=armchair&where=North+and+Central+America&pos=99 (accessed April 16, 2014). ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1312, 1322–1323, pl. P4342. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The related armchair in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 2010.0001.001; the related armchairs in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York are objects 11.60.148–11.60.149.
Queen Anne walnut low-back upholstered armchair
Decoration and ornament -- Queen Anne style Furniture -- United States
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1976 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.