Lot 393: Seven Furniture Titles From the Personal Library of Albert Sack
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
to include: Valentine, W. R. Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings by Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century (New York: The Metropolitan Museum, 1909), Vol. I (of two), quarto, blue boards (soiling, damp stains and wear, fair); Nutting, Wallace. Furniture of the Pilgrim Century (Farmingham, Massachusetts: Old America Company, 1924), owner-inscribed "This book is the property of Israel Sack", quarto, green cloth (very good); Luther, Claire Franklin. The Hadley Chest (Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1935), quarto, beige cloth (fine condition); Stoneman, Vernon C. John and Thomas Seymour Cabinet makers in Boston 1794-1816 (Boston: Special Publications, 1959), quarto, maroon cloth (split hinge; wear to edges, fair); Montgomery, Charles F. American Furniture, The Federal Period. A Winterthur Book (New York: The Viking Press, 1966), small folio, blue cloth (lacking spine, tape repairs, fair); Hornor, William McPherson, Jr. Blue Book Philadelphia Furniture (Washington: Highland House, 1977), quarto, blue cloth, inscribed to Albert Sack from Joseph Hennage (chips and wear to spine, else good condition); Sack, Harold and Wilk, Max, American Treasure Hunt: The Legacy of Israel Sack (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1986), octavo, yellow boards with dust jacket (wear to jacket, else very fine condition).
The wear evidenced by these references indicates that they were well-thumbed by Mr. Sack, who ranked high among the nation's foremost authorities on early American furniture.
From the personal collection of the late Albert Sack, New York City