Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Settee, 1760–90
    American
    Mahogany, maple, cedar, birch, white pine; 36 3/8 x 57 1/2 x 26 in. (92.4 x 146.1 x 66 cm)
    The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1930 (30.120.59)

    This settee and its mate are the only known fully upholstered Massachusetts settees with carved cabriole legs. They are part of a small group of pieces of Boston Rococo furniture with asymmetrical C-scroll and foliate knee carving. The carved motif was apparently adapted directly from a set of English chairs that were owned by one William Phillips in Boston in the eighteenth century.

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  • Settee, 1760–90
    American
    Mahogany, maple, cedar, birch, white pine; 36 3/8 x 57 1/2 x 26 in. (92.4 x 146.1 x 66 cm)
    The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1930 (30.120.59)

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