To many readers, this piece of furniture may seem to say “Regency” quite clearly. It may call to mind Madame Récamier of the barefoot poses (her feet were greatly admired). What I liked, in addition to the classic lines of this sofa, was the fact that an Agricultural Report immediately preceded it, a piece of which I’ve clipped for your edification.
~~~The annexed plate represents a beautiful French scroll sofa, adapted for the drawing-room, which may be made of rose-wood, with gold ornaments, and covered with rich chintz or silk tabouret, corresponding with the other parts of the furniture. It would also form a handsome sofa for the library, covered with Morocco leather, and the frame of mahogany richly ornamented with brass. The accompanying French table forms an elegant lady’s work-table,
with silk bag, &c. en suite for the drawing room.
—Ackermann’s Repository, 1812