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Recamier Sofa

Decorative Arts

CULTURE American
MEDIUM Mahogany, brass, modern show cover and trim
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1826
    DIMENSIONS 30 3/4 x 88 x 26 in. (78.1 x 223.5 x 66 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 42.118.11
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Duncan Phyfe (American, born Scotland, 1768-1854). Recamier Sofa, 1826. Mahogany, brass, modern show cover and trim, 30 3/4 x 88 x 26 in. (78.1 x 223.5 x 66 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 42.118.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.118.11b_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 42.118.11b_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Recamier sofa with rolled ends terminating in brass decoration. One end higher than the other. The front of the sofa has inlaid and applied brass decoration, supported by four round legs with gilded, gadrooned, and leaf decoration. Rosewood veneer frame with loose cushion.
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