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 number of vintage furnishings lately received by way of the museum. first-class colour plates and extra diagrams express the backs and bottoms to illustrate the main points of development. The textual content relates the heritage, value, constitution and situation, woods used, dimensions, provenance, and exhibitions and courses for every piece.

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For the closest related exampl e to this chest . see Fales 1976. no. 437. The construction of the Deerfield example suggests that it had to be veneered w hen finished. It was proba bly executed early in this series. Although veneered. the Bybee examp le is constructed like those in solid wood , suggesting a slightly later date than the Deerfield examp le. For an example with inlaid shells. see AntiquIs 54:6 (Dec. 1948): 377. For one with no shells. only recessed arches. see Antiqullloo:6 (sept.

They are James Atkinson, Thomas Badley, Benjamin Bagnall. James Batterson, James Bichaut, John Brand, William Clagget, Elijah Collins, Joseph Essex, Robert Peaseley, and Isaac Webb. 3. see Dow 1927, 134, 143. several Newport clocksby Clagget survive. 4- James Atkinson will and inventory (1 756), docket 11326. 51:587, Suffolk County Probate Records (hereafter SCPR), Suffolk County Courthouse, Boston. Mass. Also see Dow 1927. 133. 5. Joseph Essex will and inventory (1719). docket 4218,21 :5°5-506, SCPR.

In contemporary paintings and prints , back stools are shown most frequently next to dressing tables and candlestands, around card tables, and in dining rooms) A painting in William Hogarth 's series Marriage-(j-la-Mode (ca. 1745), for example, depicts a great hall and antechamber furnished with a large set of back stools similar to the one seen here (fig. 2). The chairs are shown next to card and breakfast tables. Both the exhausted bride and groom repose in such chairs. s In America back stools were seldom used.

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