Sofa

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-17273

Description

Sofa, curved back form. A single row of tacking runs along the crest, as well as where the cloth meets the wood. The front is tacked with two rows of brass tacking. On the shaft sits the reversed image of the reeded leg which supports the squared and fluted open arm of the sofa. Rests on four square legs in back and four reeded vase shaped legs in front, the outer two supporting a square shaft with burly maple inlay at the seatline.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
multiple-seating furniture
brass (alloy)
horsehair
mahogany (wood)
Federal
Sofa

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

36 5/8 x 78 x 28 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Martha W. Atkinson

Accession Number

1940.844

Places

Massachusetts (United States)