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Sofa

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, yellow pine
Dimensions:
39 1/4 x 98 x 33 1/2 in. (99.7 x 248.9 x 85.1 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Mrs. Louis Guerineau Myers, in memory of her husband, by exchange, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.55
Not on view
The camel-back sofa, so-called for the crest that forms a central hump, was the most common type of sofa made in America, most often Philadelphia, in the second half of the eighteenth century. There are numerous surviving examples with this style of legs and arms which were preferred and frequently seen in Philadelphia.
Harry G. Haskell, Wilmington, Delaware; John S. Walton Antiques, New York, 1972
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