Sofa

Date: 1805 - 1810

This sofa follows a fashionable design that furniture designer Thomas Sheraton first published in 1802. Many others pirated the style in the next decade. There’s a lively interplay between its curves and scrolls. The legs that curve inward derive from pictures of ancient Greek seating furniture. To increase their strength, the cabinetmaker sawed the wood at a diagonal. Metal specialists made the exceptional inlaid brass decorations on this sofa. These details would have flickered in the candlelight of a room in the early 1800s, as well as in the Tulsa apartment of Julian Wood Glass Jr.

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Medium: Rosewood and modern upholstery

Dimensions: H: 37 3/4 x W: 79 x D: 24 1/2 in.

Place: London, England

Accession: 0293

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Furniture - English

Tags: England , Rosewood , Green

Purchased December 8, 1990 from Vernay & Jussel.