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Sofa

Maker:
Attributed to Samuel McIntire (1757–1811)
Date:
ca. 1800
Geography:
Made in Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, white pine, birch
Dimensions:
38 1/2 x 76 x 25 1/2 in. (97.8 x 193 x 64.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles K. Davis, 1946
Accession Number:
46.171.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 723
The shape of this sofa derives from plate 35 in Thomas Sheraton’s "Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book" (1793). The carving on the crest rail is attributed to McIntire on the basis of its similarity to that on documented examples. McIntire most likely found the design in "The Cabinet-Makers’ London Book of Prices" (1793).
Charles K. Davis, Fairfield, Connecticut, until 1946
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