Couch or daybed

Couch or daybed
Title
Couch or daybed
Date 
1760-1800
Medium 
Maple, oak, rush
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 x 66 1/2 x 22 5/8 in. ( 96.5 x 168.9 x 57.5 cm )
Description 
Maple Queen Anne daybed with adjustable back; turned stiles, three vase-shaped splats, rush seat (not original), and ball-turned legs joined by ball-and-reel-turned stretchers on the front, back, and lower end; plain, round medial stretchers and plain, round stretcher at upper end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1944.201
Gallery Label 
The daybed's turnings are characteristic of Delaware River Valley furniture. Although most extant American daybeds date from the late 17th or early 18th centuries, the urn-shaped splats on this example suggest a date closer to 1800.
Provenance 
Purchased by the donor from Collings & Collings in 1922.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group