Geography: Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Medium: Mahogany, maple, cedar, birch, white pine
Dimensions: 36 3/8 x 57 1/2 x 26 in. (92.4 x 146.1 x 66 cm)
Credit Line: The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1930
Accession Number: 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.