Sofa

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1840

GUSN

GUSN-5460

Description

Carved late Empire sofa covered with tufted dark green leather; three-lobed serpentine crest rail above covered leather back; broadly curving arms and sides; carved mahogany swan-shaped arm supports applied to front ends of sofa; serpentine front seat rail with ribbed borders; curved side seat rails; scrolled front feet with casters; curved and angular back feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
multiple-seating furniture
leather
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Empire (style)
Mahogany
Leather
Veneered
Empire
Sofa

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

35 3/8 x 81 1/4 x 29 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.778