Settee, part of a set

Object Number: 
1934.43a
Date: 
1828-1835
Medium: 
Poplar, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 73 x 22 3/4 in. ( 86.4 x 185.4 x 57.8 cm )
Description: 
Windsor settee made of poplar with greenish-yellow paint and fruit and flower decoration; open back with long, rectangular tablet and a single slat supported by turned spindles; slightly outswept arms supported by turned spindles and terminating in a scroll; plank seat with rounded edge; ring-turned legs braced by turned front stretchers and plain, rounded stretchers running across the rear and front to back.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this settee was used in the country home of the Reverend Samuel Jones (1737-1811), great-great-grandfather of the donor. However, the furniture was clearly manufactured after 1811. The donor's father, Robert Jones Henderson (1835-1884), inherited the settee and matching side chairs and brought the furniture to New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group