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Sofa (from a rococo revival parlor set)

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Heade's interest in nature and botany, which he shared with many artists and designers of the period, is mirrored in the leafy carving of the mahogany frame of this sofa. Although its maker has not been identified, the sofa's sculptural curves reflect the exuberance of Rococo-Revival decorative...

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Provenance

By tradition, owned originally by Robert Roberts, a China-trade merchant of Medfield, Massachusettsts; remained in the same house and descended to Laura Huntington Smith, 402 Main Street, Medfield; purchased from Miss Smith in 1982.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

1850–60

Object Place

Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 104.1 x 243.8 x 83.8 cm (41 x 96 x 33 in.)

Accession Number

1982.184

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds