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Settee

Description

Empire settee with scroll arms, turned legs and stretchers, and rush seat. Wooden elements with black and red graining, gold slipped. Three-sectioned horizontal splat stenciled in gold with horns-of-plenty flanking sprays of flowers and wheat. Stencils of flowers also on crest rail, front and side seat rails.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
paint (coating)
rush (material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
chair-back settees
Fancy
paint (coating)
rush (material)
Settee
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
33 7/8 x 61 1/4 x 21 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.276
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
293337

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