Empire Sofa

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1819-1825

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. Upholstered in mauve silk with pale pink border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
multiple-seating furniture
mahogany (wood)
silk (textile)
Empire (style)
Sofa

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

MA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

35 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Accession Number

1923.507

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)