Chippendale Camel-Back Sofa

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1770-1790

GUSN

GUSN-2429

Description

A "camel back" sofa with an arched crest rail and tall scrolling arms and serpentine seat rail. It is raised on eight legs; the front legs are straight, square molded and the back legs are square and flaring back. All are joined by rectangular stretchers. The back, arms and seat are upholstered in peachy-pink swag and foliate patterned damask.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
multiple-seating furniture
damask
mahogany (wood)
upholstering
Mahogany
Upholstered
Chippendale
Damask
Sofa

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

36 1/4 x 85 x 30 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.452