Late nineteenth century elegant American cast iron garden suite, the design is a blend is taken from the rococo revival and the Renaissance revival styles. This lot consists of settee and one chair. The seat back with continuous interlocking ovals connected by rosettes supporting a scalloped crest with centered renaissance revival female maskette motif. The rounded back extends to the C and S scrolled arms terminating in volute scrolls. Serpentine shaped seat with three horizontal circular pierced Gothic roundels on the settee and single roundel on the chair, supported on French cabriole legs with foliage and acanthus leaves terminating in French scrolled feet.


*There is an identical settee in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19th century American Furniture and Other Decorative Arts: An Exhibition in Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 16-September 7, 1970, numbered 171.


Style: Greek Revival

Place of Origin: New York, USA

Period: Circa 1880

Dimensions: Height: 30.75 in. (78.11 cm)Width: 44.5 in. (113.03 cm)Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Seat Height: 15.25 in. (38.74 cm)

Condition: Excellent antique condition

Wear: Consistent with age


J Roberts Antiques


American Rococo and Renaissance Revival Heavy Cast Iron Settee and Chair


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