Empirical rolled arm sofa

Oct 11, 2019. 16:37 UTC
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Rose
United States of America

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

I was told this sofa dates to the 1840s when Van Buren was president. It is approximately 88 inches wide, 37.5 inches high and 26 inches deep. The wood is a dark brown cherry color, mahogany perhaps. The backs of the rolled arms are decorated in a scrolled wood accent and what looks to me like a bellows shape, big and round with an upper neck. It was reupholstered before I bought it, fairly recently in a nice gold brocade patterned cloth. It sets atop two big, stable wooden pedestal-type feet or bases.

Provenance

The previous owner was an airline stewardess for Pan American airlines during the sixties and seventies and flew all over the world acquiring many antiques and collectibles.

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