Side chairs, set

Published/Created:
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1780–1800
Physical Description:
Height: 40 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Original catalogue description (September 1989) – Assembled set of eight Hepplewhite mahogany Rhode Island side chairs, the shield backs with molded stiles enclose carved central plumes of acanthus leaves above drapery and swags, the graceful drapery is used to connect the outer corn husk-carved ribs with the central rib, all of which terminate in leaf-carved fans; molded, tapered and stretchered legs support typical out-flaring serpentine front seats, with side rails which tenon through the rear stiles. Updated catalogue description (October 1991) – Set of six Hepplewhite mahogany shield-back side chairs with finely carved drapery and bellflower design in a fine state of preservation; the bold sweep of the serpentine seat, the shape of the shield and the exposed mortise of the rear stile distinguish this form from the more prevalent related New York variety.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 9, p. 2539, pl. P5496; vol. 10, p. 2699, pl. P5496.
Variant Titles:
Assembled set of eight Hepplewhite mahogany side chairs
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5496
Genre:
side chairs (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, September 1989; Sack, October 1991
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder cab1dr1 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10971067
OID:
11872667
PID:
digcoll:847346

Number of Pages: 6
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