Gilded gesso on walnut; covered in eighteenth-century silk damask not original to the settee
H. 41 x W. 67-1/2 x D. 26 in. (104.1 x 171.4 x 66.0 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1924
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 518
This piece is from a large set of at least eight side chairs, four settees, four stools, and two side tables formerly attributed to James Moore (ca. 1670–1726) and said to have been made for Stowe, Buckinghamshire, a provenance now questioned.
Duke(s) of Buckingham and Chandos (until 1848; the Stowe sale, London, 1848) ; Sir Pauncefort Duncombe , Great Brickhill Manor, Buckinghamshire (from 1848) ; [ Messrs. George Wigley & Sons (in 1919; sale, Great Brickhill Manor, Bucks., November 10–15, 1919, no. 864) ]