On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 718

The high backs and low arms of eighteenth-century upholstered settees were ideal for supporting two or more sitters. The large and deep sofas that supplanted settees were intended for more informal lounging or reclining. This settee was made together with the card table and four side chairs also displayed in the Verplanck Room (gallery 718). All descended in the Verplanck family. In 1965, the settee was reupholstered with a modern reproduction of a pumpkin-colored wool damask also given to the Museum by the Verplanck family.

Settee, Walnut, white pine, white oak, American

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