One of a pair of sofas

Object Number: 
1969.9a
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Rosewood, oak, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 x 83 x 36 in. ( 111.8 x 210.8 x 91.4 cm )
Description: 
Laminated rosewood "Henry Clay pattern" Rococo Revival sofa with beige corded velvet upholstery (not original); upholstered back with three carved crests with fruit and floral motifs above a border of double-scroll molding; serpentine front seat rail with floral carving at center; cabriole front legs with floral carving on knees and casters.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this piece is from a parlor suite made for her grandfather, Isaac John Greenwood I (1795-1865), a New York City resident. It then passed to Isaac John Greenwood II (1833-1911) and was inherited by the donor.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group