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Double chair-back settee

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Double chair back settee with three cabriole legs ending in pad feet at front, three straight rear legs; carved front and side skirts shaped to reverse curves; slip seat with modern upholstry; pierced splats; with carved crest rails decorated with shells in red and gold; overall white background

Provenance

Acquired from the Archbishop of Sucre, Bolivia, by the donors in 1966; to the Museum in 1997.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton

Spanish Colonial, 1750–1800

Object Place

Probably Sucre, Bolivia

Dimensions

124.46 x 106.68 x 47.6 cm (49 x 42 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.42

Medium or Technique

Polychromed wood, possibly pine or cedar

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds