Purchase, Gift of Mrs. Louis Guerineau Myers, in memory of her husband, by exchange, 1972
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
Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana)Date: ca. 1808Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gessoAccession: 1994.189On view in:Gallery 731