Couch

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1824

GUSN

GUSN-17107

Description

Empire style, rectangular form with a low open rolled arm on right and a similar, but higher arm on left, rolled in the same direction. Tubular cushions of different sizes at either arm. Upholstered back extends over only left half of sofa and terminates in elaborate wood scrolling. Straight reeded seat rail is decorated with ormalou antemion mounts. Castered saber legs curve outward with eagle and dolphin mounts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
multiple-seating furniture
rosewood (wood)
Empire (style)
Couch
Couch

Maker

Vose, Isaac (American cabinetmaker, ca. 1768-1823)
Wightman, Thomas

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Dimensions

35 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Accession Number

1923.507

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)