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Settee

1970.428 (RS81001)

Description

Gothic Revival settee with two part tracery back; each raised upholstered rectangular back has open carved pointed arch surmounted by carved blossoming acanthus bud and flanked by stacked rectangular plinths which terminate in carved bud. Plinth sits on modified Corinthian capital. Center back is low horizontal upholstered connector between two dominant backs. Upholstered arms terminate in foliate carved hand rests, arm support curves under arm with corresponding carved decoration. Seat rail has carved acorn branches within lozenge. Two octagonal turned front feet and four rectangular rear feet with castors. Red wool upholstery seat, back and arm rest, and on the back.\n

Details

Maker
Probably Brooks, Thomas, 1811-1887 (Maker)
Date
1847
Location of origin
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
walnut (wood)
wool (textile)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
Acorn
acorn
Gothic Revival
multiple-seating furniture
Quatrefoil
quatrefoils
Settee
settees
Sofa
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
52 3/4 x 62 1/2 x 25 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.428
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64475
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