Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Sofa, possibly made by Nahum Parker, Middlebury, Vermont, c. 1825-35, with circular arms terminating in lyre clock facades, ht. 35, wd. 84, dp. 20 1/2 in.
Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, 1765-1850, Bennington Museum, 1995, catalogue number 45; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.
Literature: See Hosley, pp. 68-69; Zogry, pp. 84-85, cat. no. 45.; and Robinson, pp. 84-85
Note: This sofa is one of four of its kind known. Two of the others are at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury and at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester, Vermont. According to Zogry, the possible maker Nahum Parker purchased mahogany, upholstery, and fittings from Boston and New York and in 1829 advertised "Two Sofas, trimmed in elegant style."