Sofa, 1 of a pair

Is owned by NYHS: 
Sofa, 1 of a pair
Sofa, 1 of a pair
Mahogany; ash, oak, cherry, tulip poplar, white pine; textile
Overall: 40 x 73 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. ( 101.6 x 186.7 x 64.8 cm )
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 
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