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Sofa

1971.778 (RS117770)

Description

Carved late Empire sofa covered with tufted dark green leather; three-lobed serpentine crest rail above covered leather back; broadly curving arms and sides; carved mahogany swan-shaped arm supports applied to front ends of sofa; serpentine front seat rail with ribbed borders; curved side seat rails; scrolled front feet with casters; curved and angular back feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
leather
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Empire
Empire (style)
Leather
leather
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
multiple-seating furniture
Sofa
sofas
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
35 3/8 x 81 1/4 x 29 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.778
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5460

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