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Inspired by a design published in George Hepplewhite's "Cabinetmaker's and Upholsterer's Guide" (1788), this is one of the finest American sofas in the neoclassical style. The sofa descended in the Derby family and may have stood in this room, as the 1814 inventory of the parlor lists "1 sophia...

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Provenance

From Derby and West families; and probably part of the furnishings of Oak Hill; to Miss Louisa Lander; to Miss Marth C. Codman by 1919; lent by Miss Martha C. Codman, May 25, 1921; given in 1923 and part of The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

1799–1805

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 120

Dimensions

Overall: 102.9 x 204.5 x 71.1 cm (40 1/2 x 80 1/2 x 28 in.)

Accession Number

23.21

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, birch

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds