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Sofa

Sheraton-style sofa with triple panel crest rail drapery swags and tassled ribbon knot in center, clusters of thunderbolts tied with ribbons on either side. Reeded front rail, curved and reeded arms resting on turned and carved posts. Four front legs with brass casters.

Provenance

Originally owned by Rufus King, New York, Minister to Great Britain and singnatory to the Declaration of Independence. Passed from Rufus King to James G. King to John A. King to Mrs. J. Schnard Davis to Edward King Davis to Gerald Davis. Sold by Gerald Davis to Israel Sack. Sold to Esther Rabb in 1946.

Credit Line

Gift of Esther V. Rabb

about 1810

Object Place

New York, United States

Accession Number

1986.486

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds