Settee

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Settee
Title
Settee
Date 
1807-1814
Medium 
Maple, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 27 5/8 x 81 x 21 in. ( 70.2 x 205.7 x 53.3 cm )
Description 
Maple Windsor settee; painted black with gold details; back with straight crest rail even with arm rails; turned front arm supports; bamboo-turned center medial stretcher flanked by stretchers with rings and bulbous centers; stretchers running front-to-back also with rings and bulbous centers; through tenons on legs.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Randall J. LeBoeuf, Jr., 1976
Object Number 
INV.14952
Gallery Label 
This settee is said to have been used on Robert Fulton's steamboat, the "Clermont," the first commercially successful steamboat in the United States. The "Clermont" began operating between New York City and Albany, New York, in 1807 and was retired in 1814.
Bibliography 
Bach, Debra Schmidt. "Witness to history: Furniture and historic relics." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 162-167.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group