American Furniture in the Bybee Collection by Charles L. Venable

By Charles L. Venable

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A catalogue, released in organization with the Dallas Museum of artwork, of the 82-piece choice of vintage furnishings lately bought by means of the museum. first-class colour plates and extra diagrams convey the backs and bottoms to illustrate the main points of building. The textual content relates the background, value, constitution and situation, woods used, dimensions, provenance, and exhibitions and guides for every piece.

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Nath aniel Wade and received the case of drawers. Her son Nathaniel Wade next received them and they belonged in 1888 to his children . " Although it was Mary Stamford Rogers who must have given th e high chest to her stepda ughte r, Martha Rogers (d. 1780), the rest of this informa tion is correct. When Marth a's husband. Jacob Treadwell . died in 1815. the out-of-fashion pieces were listed in his inventory as "Case of drawers Is-d ressing base etc. 12," Part of Treadwe ll's possessions were sold at public auction.

The seat is old. but probably not original. The crude variations in some of the slats suggest one or more replacements. However. similar irregularities occur in other examples. WOODS: Aspen. DIMENSIONS: H. H. 1); w. 2); D. 18 (45-7)· PROVENANCE: Although no record of the sale of this chair is retained in the Sack archives, both Albert Sack and Faith Bybee agree that it was purchased from Israel Sack . , New York. Y. EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS: Fairbanks 1967, 836; MFA, H 1981. [obe and Kaye 1984.

3 [ 9 ] STRUCTURE AND CONDITION: This chair is in excellent condit ion. There are nail holes along the seat lists indicating the presence of uphol stery on th is chair at some time. The black paint is not original, but appropriate. The seat is old. but probably not original. The crude variations in some of the slats suggest one or more replacements. However. similar irregularities occur in other examples. WOODS: Aspen. DIMENSIONS: H. H. 1); w. 2); D. 18 (45-7)· PROVENANCE: Although no record of the sale of this chair is retained in the Sack archives, both Albert Sack and Faith Bybee agree that it was purchased from Israel Sack .

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