German / Settee / 18th century (ca. 1761-68)German
18th century (ca. 1761-68)

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Name-CRT: German
Title: Settee
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1761
Creation End Date: 1768
Creation Date: 18th century (ca. 1761-68)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Woodwork-Furniture
Materials and Techniques: Carved, painted, and gilded limewood
Dimensions: H. 43 in. (109.2 cm), W. 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm), D. 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1974.356.121
Credit Line: The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973

In Germany the Rococo style was based on French prototypes and enriched by native Baroque traditions. This extraordinary piece is part of a set of four side chairs, two armchairs, and two settees made for the Franckenstein Pavilion in the gardens of Seehof Castle, near Bamberg.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1974.356.121
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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