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Sofa

Description

Exposed top rail with berry and leave carved and scrolled ends. Rail flanked by s curved stiles, upholstered back. Upholstered rolled arms with closed s scroll front with carved drake's head terminating in double reverse scroll by carved floral corner block. Bird silhouette is echoed in rear stile. Straight seat front with ogee molded front rail. Massive carved legs with feathered wings, scroll and three toes lions pair with exagerrated knuckles. Rear feet have no wings and two toes. Upholstered in yellow silk in a satin weave with scrolled grip, 2 button bolsters.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1915
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Empire
Empire (style)
multiple-seating furniture
Silk
silk (textile)
SOFA
sofas
Dimensions
36.5 x 65 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.421
Credit Line
Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62649

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