Settee

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1775-1790

GUSN

GUSN-2425

Description

A double chair back with gently arched crest rails, that have spirally carved ears over pierced and carved splat patterns, with intertwined elements, scrolls and quatrefoil devices. The serpentine shaped arms have carved, scrolling hand holds that are raised on an arched arm support. The beaded edge seat rail is raised on six legs, with the front legs straight and square, and the back legs square and slightly arched - all formed by rectangular stretchers. The slip seat is upholstered in a yellow, green and red sprig patterned modern fabric.

Details

Descriptive Terms

settees
chairs (furniture forms)
multiple-seating furniture
carving (processes)
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Chippendale
Mahogany
Upholstered
Carved
Chippendale
Settee

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

39 x 53.5 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.448