Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1780–1800
Height: 37 in.
Sack catalogue description: Pair of Hepplewhite mahogany shield-back side chairs, the backs carved with a beaded pointed arch and acorn, a sheaf of wheat and bellflower pendants; tapered molded legs, mellow light brown patina. Attributed to Stephen Badlam, based on the distinct relationship of the carved back to a chair signed by Badlam, illustrated in Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American, p. 53. This pair of chairs belonged originally to the Hall family of Medford, Massachusetts, relatives of Lucy Hall Bradlee; they were purchased by us from a Bradlee descendant. Related objects: Book: Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1955), p. 53. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1611, pl. P4649.
Pair of Hepplewhite mahogany shield-back side chairs
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
side chairs (AAT)
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Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1978 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.