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Empire Sofa

Description

Empire style, rectangular form with a low open rolled arm on right and a similar, but higher arm on left, rolled in the same direction. Tubular cushions of different sizes at either arm. Upholstered back extends over only left half of sofa and terminates in elaborate wood scrolling. Straight reeded seat rail is decorated with ormalou antemion mounts. Castered saber legs curve outward with eagle and dolphin mounts. Upholstered in mauve silk with pale pink border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1819-1825
Location of origin
MA
Material
mahogany (wood)
silk (textile)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Empire (style)
mahogany (wood)
multiple-seating furniture
silk (textile)
Sofa
sofas
Dimensions
35 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.507
Credit Line
Gift of the Massachusetts Historical Society
GUSN
17107

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