Side chairs, pair

Creator:
McIntire, Samuel, 1757-1811 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1780–1800
Physical Description:
Height: 38 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1748, pl. P4839.
Variant Titles:
Pair of Hepplewhite mahogany shield-back side chairs
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4839
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, May 1980
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:
10970986
OID:
11872642
PID:
digcoll:847623

Number of Pages: 2
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