Sofa

Sofa

c. 1820

Wood with painted and gilded decoration

Overall: 85.1 x 195.5 x 63.6 cm (33 1/2 x 76 15/16 x 25 1/16 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1971.29

Fun Fact

At first glance you might not notice the animals, but look closely and you will discover the small faces of lions and the outstretched wings of eagles that decorate this sofa's frame. Furniture made in the Empire style was adapted from ancient Grecian forms by Parisian and American cabinet makers influenced by the classical style.

Description

The classically inspired elements of design such as the scrolled arms and the well executed gilt decoration identifies this sofa as an example of American Empire style furniture almost certainly made in New York City.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar.