Couch

Artist/maker unknown, American

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1820-1830

Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, cherry, yellow poplar, white pine; modern upholstery

Dimensions:
33 5/8 inches × 6 feet 8 1/2 inches × 22 1/2 inches (85.4 × 204.5 × 57.2 cm) Seat: 15 inches × 62 1/2 inches × 21 inches (38.1 × 158.8 × 53.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1974-187-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Shelby W. Thayer, her son Russell Thayer, and her daughter Shelby Thayer Bullitt, 1974

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Label:
This couch is one of a pair made for the Nashville, Tennessee, home of Philadelphia natives John and Mariah Shelby. Unlike a sofa, which has arms of the same height, a couch has one arm that rises higher than the other, as seen here.