Sofa

Object Number: 
1947.272a
Date: 
1846-1847
Medium: 
Rosewood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 1/2 x 84 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. ( 115.6 x 214.6 x 87.6 cm )
Description: 
Rococo Revival sofa of three sections, with two upholstered chair backs flanking a lower central section with scroll-carved scrolled crest; each chair back with oval piercing below carved crest; front seat rail and knees carved with reversing C-scroll, foliage, and shell motifs; short cabriole legs with scroll feet on casters; rectangular rear legs. Upholstered with modern gray fabric with black stripes.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this suite of furniture was made for his grandfather John Howard Abeel, who lived on the corner of 8th Street and 2nd Avenue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Abeel Canda
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group