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American Decorative Arts
Artist Mount maker: P. E. Guerin, American, founded 1864

Sofa

1865–75

Rosewood, ash, gilded bronze, and silk upholstery

34 1/2 × 72 × 35 in. (87.63 × 182.88 × 88.9 cm)
Gift of Archer M. Huntington, M.A. (Hon.) 1897, in memory of his mother, Arabella D. Huntington, by exchange
1997.62.1
This sofa’s bronze mounts by P. E. Guerin, a firm founded in New York City in 1857, are in the Egyptian Revival style, which enjoyed a brief period of popularity in the post-Civil War period. The sofa retains its original upholstery foundation and some of its green silk show cover. It has been conserved with a reproduction fabric that is very similar to the original silk.
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, January 1996–December 1997,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1997–98): 149.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 332–33, no. 213, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.