Side chairs, pair

Creator:
Townsend, John, 1732-1809, and Goddard, John, 1723-1785 (school of), active late 1730s-late 1770s
Published/Created:
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1740–1760
Physical Description:
Height: 40 in.
Materials:
walnut
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Pair of Queen Anne walnut balloon-seat side chairs, the crests with finely carved shells join undulating stiles, cabriole legs with shell and floral-carved knees end in early claw-and-ball feet; turned stretchers, original slip seat frames and old or original finish, the chairs exhibit a bold, masculine character; Townsend-Goddard school. A plaque on each chair back states the family history, reading: "Actor Patten and Jane McLellan 1766 / Rachel Patten 1835 / Rachel Jane Elwell 1874."
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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. 2465, pl. P6114.
Variant Titles:
Pair of Queen Anne walnut balloon-seat side chairs
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Queen Anne style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Queen Anne
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
6114
Genre:
side chairs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, September 1989
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10319 cab2dr2 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10969914
OID:
11872233
PID:
digcoll:847434

Number of Pages: 2
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