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This settee's sturdy, architectural form and ornament reflects Davis's bold, Gothic-Revival aesthetic. The settee came from Belmead, a Gothic-Tudor mansion in Powhatan County, Virginia. Built in 1845 for Philip St. George Cocke, Belmead was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, who often included...

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Provenance

The settee was part of a set designed for Belmead, the Gothic revival home designed by Alexander Jackson Davis for Phillip St. George Cocke of Powhatan County, Virginia in 1845. The furniture was later purchased by a Charlottesville, Virginia collector at auction, who sold it to a Wasington, D.C. collector, who in turn sold it to a collector, who sold the settee to the Museum through E. J. Canton Antiques of Baltimore, Maryland in 1979.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund No.1

about 1848

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 118.1 x 157.5 x 76.2cm (46 1/2 x 62 x 30in.)

Accession Number

1979.294

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, rosewood veneer, walnut, ash; modern upholstery

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds