This elegant settee in a love-seat size has the "presence" and practicality that one looks for in a settee, yet it is small enough to be able to fit into a niche in a room or in a hall. The softened, dome-shaped seat-front of this piece is modeled after better antique examples which were designed to simulate the shape of an upholstered seat. A contemporary piece in white oak and walnut is shown in the final image.
No longer available for purchase
A number of very late 18th- and early 19th-century Windsor forms became square-topped, following the prevailing fashion of Federal furniture. The settee shown in black with gilt decorations and Mahogany arms was one of four made for the dome room at Monticello.
Price $1900 - $2250
This elegant settee has rams-horn arm stumps like the serpentine-top armchair. It was inspired by a Delaware Valley piece in the Yale University study collection. Shown here on display at the Washington Street Gallery in love-seat length, it was also made in a 5 ½ foot length. Handsome with a seat in natural figured tupelo (shown here) or in curly maple. Natural or painted arms.
Lengths 50" or 67"
No longer available for purchase.
All settees are chairs that have been stretched to a desired length while adjusting proportions for aesthetic balance. The comb-back settee shown here has Mahogany arm-fronts.
Overall Height 43"
Price $1850- $2000 depending on finish & detail
This short version of the classic, Philadelphia, low-back settee was inspired by a piece in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Low-back settees have the advantage of fitting under windows, and thus do not obstruct the view. Available in lengths up to 7 feet.
Overall Height 29"
Price as shown $1750