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Couch


Object number

RIF717

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

35 5/8 x 24 1/2 x 65 in. (90.488 x 62.23 x 165.1 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island, or possibly made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); oak (central cross brace)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harold Whitworth Pierce (died 1958), Milton, Massachusetts; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1960

Associated names

Harold Whitworth Pierce

Notes

The couch was originally painted black.

See also


Bibliography

Richard H Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965), 231–232, no. 190, ill.