Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1780–1800
Height: 38 in.
Sack catalogue description: Pair of Hepplewhite mahogany shield-back side chairs with truncated crest rails, the central banister two-bowed slats of each chair emanate from an acanthus-carved base in star punch or snowflake background, the bowed slats terminate with similar carving; the central banister rises to leaf-carved member with reeded terminal supporting a carved drapery, plain tapered legs, fine light brown patina; carving attributed to Samuel McIntire. These chairs are apparently part of a set from the Jerathmeel Pierce House in Dedham, Massachusetts; a chair of that set is illustrated in Biddle, American Art from American Collections, pl. 28. Related objects: Exhibition catalogue: James Biddle, American Art from American Collections (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1963), pl. 28. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1748, pl. P4839.
Pair of Hepplewhite mahogany shield-back side chairs
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
side chairs (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1980 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.