Settee, Rococo-revival style
Charles A. Baudouine (active 1829–1854)
Object Place: New York, United States
Overall: 100.3 x 134.6 x 61 cm (39 1/2 x 53 x 24 in.)
Medium or Technique
Rosewood; modern upholstery
Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Gallery (Gallery 235)
Double-backed, armed settee in Rococo revival style. Carved leafage at knees, at projecting parts of bow-curved skirt, at two pionts along each crest rail, and between the two backs. Upholstered in modern blue and gold fabric.
Heade’s interest in nature and botany, which he shared with many artists and designers of the period, is mirrored in the vine-like forms of Rococo-Revival decorative arts. The graceful curves of this rosewood sofa and its matching card table (exhibited nearby) reflect a restrained approach to the style, in contrast to the more elaborate, twisting forms produced by Baudouine’s contemporary John Henry Belter, whose work also is shown in this gallery.
Edwin E. Jack Fund