On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 725

The square-back sofa with a relief-carved crest tablet and downswept arms is a type distinctive to New York City in the first decade of the nineteenth century. These sofas are often attributed to the cabinet-making partnership of Slover and Taylor, located at 94 Broad Street from 1802 through 1804, due to the existence of a labeled square-backed chair with a similar crest tablet.

Sofa, Mahogany with ash, yellow poplar, American

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