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Sofa

1940.844 (RS204406)

Description

Sofa, curved back form. A single row of tacking runs along the crest, as well as where the cloth meets the wood. The front is tacked with two rows of brass tacking. On the shaft sits the reversed image of the reeded leg which supports the squared and fluted open arm of the sofa. Rests on four square legs in back and four reeded vase shaped legs in front, the outer two supporting a square shaft with burly maple inlay at the seatline.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Material
brass (alloy)
horsehair
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Federal
horsehair
mahogany (wood)
multiple-seating furniture
Sofa
sofas
Dimensions
36 5/8 x 78 x 28 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.844
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Martha W. Atkinson
GUSN
17273

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