American Federal dimunitive inlaid camel back mahogany sofa, comprised of an arched back, slightly scrolled arms, and serpentine seat, with four front straight inlaid legs ornamented with bellflower and line inlay, and four plain curved feet to the back. Front and back legs connected by flat stretchers, feet with brass castors. Gold striped damask upholstery. 37 1/2" H x 75" W x 26" D. Circa 1790. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Lewis M. Coleman Jr. II (1894-1914), son of Lewis M. Coleman Jr., son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman (1827-1863) and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835). Lewis M. Coleman Jr. also was related to the family of Henry Dearborn by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, who was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. CONDITION: Sofa frame structurally sound with later added casters and metal bracket supports for underside of joints. Internal frame with newer support replacements. Stains, fading and extensive wear to fabric.
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