Sofa

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1900-1915

GUSN

GUSN-62649

Description

Exposed top rail with berry and leave carved and scrolled ends. Rail flanked by s curved stiles, upholstered back. Upholstered rolled arms with closed s scroll front with carved drake's head terminating in double reverse scroll by carved floral corner block. Bird silhouette is echoed in rear stile. Straight seat front with ogee molded front rail. Massive carved legs with feathered wings, scroll and three toes lions pair with exagerrated knuckles. Rear feet have no wings and two toes. Upholstered in yellow silk in a satin weave with scrolled grip, 2 button bolsters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
multiple-seating furniture
silk (textile)
Empire (style)
Empire
Silk
SOFA

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

P757

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

36.5 x 65 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1955.421