On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 753

With its high, boldly scalloped back, C-scroll arms, and three cabriole front legs, this settee is an elegant variation of an English type fashionable around 1710. It is the earliest known settee made in America and the only known Philadelphia example in the Queen Anne style. It descended in the family of James Logan (1674–1751), secretary to William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.

Settee, Walnut, yellow pine; upholstery (modern), American

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.