Easel

1805–25


Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 216

Dimensions

Overall: 150.8 x 54.6 x 12.7 cm (59 3/8 x 21 1/2 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

64.19

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, ormolu mount

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

The swan head terminals on each side of this parlor easel have long curved necks carved with feathers. The legs are mahogany and those in front are connected with two molded panels, the upper of which has an ormolu mount of an urn, cornucopias. insects, and flowers. The front legs are drilled with four holes each to adjust the removable rack, which has a rounded front edge and a raised bead lip. There are two mahogany pins with ball terminals to support the rack. The swan heads are carved separately and applied. Two moldings of the upper panel are replaced.

Provenance

Inherited by the donors, who are descended from the Sargent family. It may have belonged to the painter Henry Sargent (1770-1845) (Accession Date January 8, 1964)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb