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Chippendale Camel-Back Sofa

1991.452 (RS20897)

Description

A "camel back" sofa with an arched crest rail and tall scrolling arms and serpentine seat rail. It is raised on eight legs; the front legs are straight, square molded and the back legs are square and flaring back. All are joined by rectangular stretchers. The back, arms and seat are upholstered in peachy-pink swag and foliate patterned damask.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1770-1790
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
damask
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Chippendale
damask
Damask
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
multiple-seating furniture
Sofa
sofas
Upholstered
upholstering
Dimensions
36 1/4 x 85 x 30 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.452
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2429

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