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A Set of Classical Chairs

Origin United States, Massachusetts
Period 19th Century
Materials Mahogany.
Dimensions
W. 19 in; H. 32.5 in; D. 20 in;
W. 48.26 cm; H. 82.55 cm; D. 50.8 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Circa 1825
Number of Pieces 8+
Description This large set of nine chairs is in excellent condition and exhibit details associated with some of the finest Boston examples. These chairs are attributed to the firm of Sherlock Spooner and George Trask based on the survival of an almost identical matching set of chairs made for Barnabus Hedge of Plymouth. One of those chairs is illustrated on page 81 of Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southern Massachusetts, 1710-1850. The chairs have saber legs front and back and moldings cover all the stiles and seat rails. Each curved crest rail has a panel of crotch mahogany veneer and is punctuated with carved acanthus leaves on either side. The back splats are composed of undulating scrolls centering a carved rosette.
Styles / Movements Classical, Empire, Federal
Book References Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O’Brien. Harbour & Home: Furniture of Southern Massachusetts, 1710-1850. Hanover & London: University Press of New England, 2009, page 81, plate 19.
Catalog References The Magazine Antiques, May 1991, Seating furniture in Boston, 1810-1835, by Page Talbott. A virtually identical side chair in Pl. VIII. is stenciled "Spooner & Trask" and resides in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dealer Reference Number U0344
Incollect Reference Number 103558
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