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Settee

Description

Rococo Revival settee or sofa upholstered in gold velvet, ca. 1855, by John Henry Belter (1804-1863) of New York. It was part of a parlor suite known as "Rosalie & Grapes" that included an armchair and two side chairs. It was specifically made for the "Wilson" family who occupied 505 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. It is the only known example of Belter furniture made for an important Baltimore house.

Date

circa 1855

Materials

Wood and velvet

Dimensions

36 x 60 x 27 inches

Resource ID

275

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.