Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Settee

Object Number: 
1947.259
Date: 
1780-1795
Medium: 
Maple, oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/4 x 68 1/4 x 22 in. ( 89.5 x 173.4 x 55.9 cm )
Description: 
Maple and oak Windsor settee; sack back with curved crest rail and 23 full-length spindles piercing lower horizontal rail, which curves forward on either side to form arm rails; turned front arm supports topped by arm rests with splayed ends; plank seat supported by eight splayed, vase-turned legs braced by a bamboo-turned medial stretcher and four side stretchers with bulbous centers and tapered ends.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group