Sofa, 1 of a pair
This Federal-style mahogany sofa upholstered in French Aubusson tapestry was one of a pair probably made for Margaret (1783-1813) and Robert L. Livingston (1775-1843), the daughter and son-in-law of Robert R. Livingston. The couple purchased the tapestry while they resided in France with the Chancellor. The sofas may have been used at Arryl House, a manor Livingston built on the grounds of Clermont in 1793. While visiting the house in 1794, the architect William Strickland commented on the beauty and fineness of its interior: "The principal rooms which are of good dimensions are hung with French papers . . . the whole house is handsomely & commodiously finished and furnished."