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Sofa

1971.612 (RS117639)

Description

Victorian sofa has curvilinear walnut crest, center peak of which is carved floral and leaf motif with two pierced "handholds;" scrolled at junction with arms; arms emerge from crest curving outward to round handhold; front arm supports are carved with leaf pattern; veneered seat rail is curvilinear with beaded edge; upholstered in figured green velvet with button back and sides; frontal feet are carved in scroll and leaf motif; rear two feet are rectangular, tapered at base; castors; back covered in different green fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840 -1850
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
velvet (fabric weave)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
foliation (pattern)
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
multiple-seating furniture
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Sofa
sofas
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
35 x 82 x 27.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.612
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5248

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