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1971.481 (RS80667)

Description

Four lion's paw feet, castored, front feet with leafy brackets, scrolled arms with acanthus carving end in volutes, scrolls at either end of the high back terminate in a flat cylindrical crest rail, original black horsehair upholstery, two cylindrical cushions covered in self fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1830
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
horsehair
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Possibly New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
Carved
carving (processes)
feet (animal or human components)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
horsehair
Horsehair
lion
Lion
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
multiple-seating furniture
SOFA
sofas
Dimensions
38.25 x 91.125 x 23.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.481
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5075

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