Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States ca. 1760–1770
Height, armchairs: 38 3/4 in.; Height, side chairs: 37 3/4 in.; Width: 23 1/2 in.
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Sack catalogue description: Set of four Chippendale chairs with stop-fluted legs consisting of two arm and two side chairs, gadrooned carving, the interlaced splats have a loop formation and a floral-carved motif centers the crest; the sculptured arms end in scrolled terminals, fine mellow brown patina; attributed to John Townsend. Ex-collection King family, Newport, Rhode Island. To our knowledge, this set contains the only pair of Newport Chippendale armchairs known to exist; the gadrooned carving appears on the Toland kneehole desk, illustrated in Nutting, Furniture Treasury, pl. 627, and the Daniel Goddard kneehole desk, illustrated in Moses and Sack, Master Craftsmen of Newport, p. 265. Related objects: Book: Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 1, n.p., fig. 627. Book: Michael Moses and Israel Sack, Inc., Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J. : MMI Americana Press, 1984), p. 265. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 10, p. 2573, pl. P6225. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (December 1947): p. 430.
Set of four Chippendale armchairs and side chairs
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style Furniture -- United States
armchairs (AAT) side chairs (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, 1990 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.