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An American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood settee, mid-19th century, attributed to J. and J.W. Meeks, New York, in the pattern known as Hawkins; image credit on full record.

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Furniture: Settee; Victorian, Rococo Revival, Meeks (J&JW), Anthemion Crest, Cabriole Legs.

Furniture: An American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood settee, mid 19th century, attributed to J. and J.W. Meeks, New York, in the pattern known as Hawkins, anthemion crest with gadrooned scrolls, floral cluster, pierced volutes and scrolling vines to the sides, padded arms, serpentine seat rail centered with a cabochon cartouche, cabriole legs with casters.

As an automotive pioneer whose life was dedicated to industrial innovations, Henry Ford (1863 to 1947) amassed a collection of tens of thousands of objects from everyday life documenting American technological advances. The use of laminated layers to strengthen the lightweight and heavily pierced forms of Meeks parlor furniture surely appealed to Ford's interests. The pattern of the settee featured here is named for the presence of a similar settee in Ford's collection....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9796134
Category:  furniture    Origin:  New York
Type:  sofas & settees    Year:  1850 - 1860

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