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From: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 7 (Alexandria, Va.: Highland House Publishers, 1989), 2061, fig. P5443
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Side chairs, set of eight


Object number

RIF1379

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall (Height): 99.06cm (39in.)

Date

1790-1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in New York
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); mahogany (some front open corner braces); cherry (some front open corner braces); birch (some seat rails); maple (some seat rails); yellow poplar (some corner blocks); pine (some corner blocks)

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1983

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Construction

The side rails are tenoned through the stiles. The rear rail is pinned to the stiles with one pin. The rear rail has a half-inch mahogany facing. The medial stretcher is tenoned into the side stretchers. The side stretchers and the rear stretcher join the legs with single-shouldered tenons and are not pinned. The rear stretcher is inset slightly from the faces of the stiles; the side stretchers are flush with the stiles and front legs. The splat shoe has beaded edges and is held in place with brads on either side of the splat. The crest rail is attached to the stiles without pins. The armchair and one side chair have a seam at the base of the shield. The serpentine on some front seat rails is applied and is held in place with two wooden pegs. Examined by P. E. Kane, January 21, 2011.

See also


Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 7, p. 2061, no. P5443, ill.