Settee

French
about 1770


Object Place: Louis XVI

Dimensions

88.9 x 111.8 x 68.6 cm (35 x 44 x 27 in.)

Accession Number

42.281

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Seating and beds

Carved and gilded frame work upholstered and with loose cushion in “Beauvais” tapestry. Straight-topped back curves to form arms. Curved arm supports. Straight legs with acanthus and spirally fluted carving.

Provenance

Before 1917, Oppenheim collection [see note]. March 9, 1917, sold by Lewis and Simmons, Inc., New York, to Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, DC; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1942, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1942)

NOTE: According to the bill of sale from Lewis and Simmons, the settee comes "from the Oppenheim collection," but no further information (such as a first name or location) is provided.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge