Four chair-back settee

Spanish Colonial
1780-1820


Object Place: Probably Sucre, Bolivia

Dimensions

127.63 x 227.96 x 48.26 cm (50 1/4 x 89 3/4 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

1997.43

Medium or Technique

Spanish cedar (Cedrela odorata)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Seating and beds

Large settee with five cabriole legs ending in pad feet at front and five straight rear legs; shaped front and side skirts; slip seat with modern needlework; four pierced inverted vase-shaped splats and curvilinear stiles; scrolled arms with shaped supports; shell-carved pierced crest rails with oval openings at center; browninsh paint throughout.

Provenance

Acquired from the Archbishop of Sucre, Bolivia, by the donors in 1966; given to the Museum in 1997.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert D. and Nancy Hemenway Barton