Attributed to Samuel McIntire American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 714

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).

Sofa, Attributed to Samuel McIntire (1757–1811), Mahogany, white pine, birch, American

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