Sofa table - ROM2006_6287_1


Sofa table

Maker: Unidentified maker
Medium:Cherry, mahogany, maple, brass
Geography: Napanee area, Ontario, Canada or New York State
Date: c. 1810-1815
77.5 (height) x 91.4 (width) x 76.2 (depth) cm
Object number: 954.55
Credit Line: Gift of Laidlaw Lumber Company
Not on view
DescriptionSofa tables were relatively common in the homes of well-to-do Canadians during the early 19th century, but were less common in the United States, except in New York.  Canadian sofa tables usually imitated English designs.  If this table is from Ontario, the cabinetmaker looked to a New York prototype, which is possible in view of the close cultural connections between the two regions. Otherwise, it probably had a New York origin. 
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