One of the things that is constant in my work is that I always research the history of the object or the narrative of the piece (sometimes I create the history or the narrative)
The sofas are really fascinating they are all made by a 19th century New York cabinet maker named John Jelliff
www.johnjelliff.com. I am draw to these pieces mostly because of the stories that seem to be embeded in the object. The arms always have a face of a goddess modeled off of the famous singer Jenni Lind and the other high points of the sofas seem to have classical motifs that travel through the object. They seem to be conceive of much like a classical piece of architecture.