User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sofa (from a rococo revival parlor set)

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description


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


Object Place

Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique





Furniture, Seating and Beds