Sofa, 1 of a pair

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Sofa, 1 of a pair
Title
Sofa, 1 of a pair
Date 
1805-1810
Medium 
Mahogany; ash, oak, cherry, tulip poplar, white pine; textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 40 x 73 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. ( 101.6 x 186.7 x 64.8 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Federal sofa upholstered in Aubusson tapestry; solid upholstered rectangular back with crest rail with inlaid stringing and a rectangular tablet with inlaid decoration consisting of two swags of bellflowers flanking Prince-of-Wales feathers; solid upholstered sloping arms with inlaid stringing and rosettes; solid upholstered seat with slightly bowed front rail; three tapered legs with spade feet and inlaid stringing in front, three raked legs in rear; back, seat, and inner arms upholstered in multi-color Aubusson tapestry with pastoral scenes; outside of back upholstered in red harateen or moreen; outside of arms upholstered in blue velvet with cut side turned in.
Credit Line 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Object Number 
INV.14803
Gallery Label 
This sofa is one of a pair probably made for Margaret and Robert L. Livingston, using tapestry purchased while they were in France assisting Robert's father, Robert R. Livingston, who was ambassador. The pair of sofas, which do not match exactly, are in original condition.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group