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Couch or Daybed

Object Number: 
1951.45
Date: 
1722-1740
Medium: 
Maple, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 x 67 x 21 in. ( 96.5 x 170.2 x 53.3 cm )
Description: 
Maple Queen Anne daybed with adjustable back and bargello flame stitch cushion and two matching bolsters; raked back stiles capped by urn-and-ball finials, serpentine arched upholstered back, and three pairs of ogee-turned legs joined by six double-ball-and-ring-turned side stretchers and four double-ball-turned medial stretchers.
Gallery Label: 
Daybeds, often referred to as "couches," were popular in America during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group