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Settee

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, maple, cedar, birch, white pine
Dimensions:
36 3/8 x 57 1/2 x 26 in. (92.4 x 146.1 x 66 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1930
Accession Number:
30.120.59
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717
This is one of only two fully upholstered cabriole-leg Massachusetts settees that are known today. It belongs to a small group of Boston furniture characterized by asymmetrically arranged C-scrolls and knee carving in foliage patterns. The flared wings and bow-shaped back are supreme manifestations of New England Rococo design.
Charles Woolsey Lyon, Albany, New York, until 1926; George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, 1926–1930
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