Sofa & Benches Photos

Antique sofas, settees, divans, couches, benches & other multiple seating units in the collections of various museums & museum houses. Sofas below are classified by shape of the backs, even though several design styles or periods may be included. There seems to be no specific industry classification for sofa types.

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Empire Settees Sofa possibly made with Duncan Phyfe in District of Columbia period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC Caned settee under French reproduction mural wallpaper with Indian scene in Music Room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX Sofa Catalunya restoration style at Museum of Decorative Arts. Barcelona, Spain
Grecian Settees Couch from New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Settee with one arm at Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX Renaissance-Revival lounge chair resting on Egyptian-style sphinxes from New York at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL
Chaise Longes & Day Beds Art Nouveau chaise longue for Nozal mansion by Hector Guimard of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France Daybed in Alcove Bedroom at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland Chaise longue supported by deer from Jeanne Lanvin's Apt. by Armand-Albert Rateau at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France
Spoonback Sofas Settee at Rosemount House Museum. Pueblo, CO Triple-backed settee at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO Sofa with carved back attrib. Charles A. Baudouine of New York City at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Two Person Sofas Settee in parlor of Jahn House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX Art Nouveau settee by Georges de Feure at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA Sofa designed by Aleix Clapés with advice of Gaudí at Gaudi House Museum in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain
Open Back Settees Double-chairback settee from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Settee by George Hunzinger of Brooklyn, NY at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Modernista settee designed for Casa Calvet in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudí at Gaudi House Museum in Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain
Camelback Sofas Settee in parlor at Jackson County Marshall's House Museum. Independence, MO Settee in parlor of Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA Living room sofa at Clinton Birthplace Home. Hope, AR
Box Sofas Box sofa attrib. Duncan Phyfe at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Sofa & carpet in Red Drawing Room at Castletown House. Ireland Sofa made in Hartford at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT
Chesterfield Sofas Sofa with leopard skin throw & wide arm reclining chair in billiard room at Eastman House. Rochester, NY Buchanan's leather sofa in study at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA Elevated leather sofa for watching billiards in billiard room / library at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland
Cabriole Sofas Silk covered sofa in Ante-room at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France Sofa with Chinese-style covering in Library at Kingscote. Newport, RI Neoclassical style sofa, chair & artwork in Federal Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX
General Sofas Deep settee with swan-neck ends at Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. Tucson, AZ Modernista sofa & display case by Gaspar Homar at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain Settee & chair made of mother of pearl & upholstered with purple brocade by Johann Tanzwohl of Austria at Rough Point. Newport, RI
Love seats & Conversation Chairs Tête-à-têtes loveseat at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI Circular chair for three in Second Empire style covered in silk damask by Benjamin Deguil & Benjamin-Paul Ramillon at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France Four-cornered chaperone chair at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland
Settles Settle at Thomas Griswold House. Guilford, CT Chair with woven draft protection at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland Upholstered settle by C.R. Mackintosh with replicas of antimacassars embroidered by Margaret Mackintosh in drawing room at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland
Chair Table Colonial convertible table bench at Conference House. Staten Island, NY Tilt-top table which opens to become armchair with tall back at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland Wooden bench with fold down center table at Drum Castle. Drumoak, Scotland
Irish Bench Beds Dual purpose settle & bed common in Irish farm homes since 18th C at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland Bench which opens into rough bed at Irish National Famine Museum. Vesnoy, Ireland Flag stone floor & decorative storage bench seat & glass fronted cupboard in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland
Hall benches Chairs and benches in upstairs hall at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT Windsor settee from Philadelphia, PA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Rocking cradle bench in birthplace house at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT
Antique Seats & Benches Renaissance style carved wooden storage bench at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France Bench with coat of arms in entrance hall of State Apartments at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland Bench with caned seat at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT
20th C Sofas Bench by Hector Guimard at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France Dining room table, chairs, benches & sideboard by Wenzel Hablik at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany Questa style bench by Roberto Vigil in NM State Capitol Art Collection. Santa Fe, NM
Museum Benches Lobby with four-sided bench at New Britain Museum of American Art. New Britain, CT Visitor bench in Jefferson Davis presidential library at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS Bench with four animal heads, part of collection of modern chairs for visitor use at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
Public Benches Bench & formal garden at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA Lloyd Wright style benches & garden lamps of Wayfarers Chapel. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Park bench made from wagon wheel in Coulterville Park. Coulterville, CA
Choir Stalls & Seats Fantastical carvings on choir stalls at Angers Chateau. Angers, France Carvings on choir chairs of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France Carved bat on Medieval choir stall at Dunblane Cathedral. Dunblane, Scotland
Work Benches Cobbler's bench at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA Glass blowing bench preserved at National Museum of Cambridge Glass. Cambridge, OH Shoe shine settee stand at Museum of Western Art. Kerrville, TX

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