A fine example of an American Cherry Three Chair Back Federal Settee probably New York or Baltimore 1790-1815. This is a beautiful and fairly rare colonial piece made in the traditional Sheraton square back form showing carved pierced arrow shaped back splats on a raised bottom cross frame rail sitting on straight tapered legs.
The entire frame is constructed with wood pegs at every joint which was customary for the period. The seat on this settee originally had caning on it as seen in the photos of the underside of the seat, and then sometime much later in it’s history probably around the 20’s or 30’s or so was webbed and had a custom tufted cushion made for it.
A very early American example of a three chair back Settee rarely seen in this Sheraton form in what appears to be either the original or a very old Brownish Red colored varnish surface exhibiting a nice warm patina to the Cherry.
Condition: Very good tight condition showing some old repairs and the usual age and use marks for a piece of this age. The seat caning can easily be restored if so desired.
American Federal Cherry Settee 1790-1815