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Footstool

Object Number: 
1950.129
Date: 
1815-1825
Medium: 
Mahogany, pine, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/4 x 19 x 14 in. ( 43.8 x 48.3 x 35.6 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Empire footstool; rectangular curule form with top upholstered in Gobelins tapestry with floral motif on light brown ground; X-shaped supports joined by a ball-and-ring-turned stretcher and terminating in small bun feet.
Gallery Label: 
This tapestry cover on this footstool resembles the upholstery on a suite of chairs and sofas ordered by James Beekman, Jr. in 1819 from New York City cabinetmaker John Banks and upholstered by William Denny. The suite was used in the octagon room of Beekman's country estate, Mount Pleasant, located at today's 51st Street and the East River.
Credit Line: 
Permanent Loan from the Beekman Family Association
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group