Settee

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-293337

Description

Empire settee with scroll arms, turned legs and stretchers, and rush seat. Wooden elements with black and red graining, gold slipped. Three-sectioned horizontal splat stenciled in gold with horns-of-plenty flanking sprays of flowers and wheat. Stencils of flowers also on crest rail, front and side seat rails.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chair-back settees
wood (plant material)
paint (coating)
rush (material)
Fancy
Settee

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

33 7/8 x 61 1/4 x 21 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.276