Four-Piece American Rococo Revival Laminated Rosewood Parlor Suite
third quarter 19th century, attributed to J. & J. W. Meeks, in the pattern commonly referred to as "Hawkins", consisting of a settee, h. 46", w. 65", d. 40", an armchair, h. 48", w. 26", d. 25", and a pair of side chairs, h. 41-1/2", w. 19", d. 20"; together with an associated laminated mahogany side chair of later date, h. 44-1/2", w. 21", d. 20".
In overall very good condition.
All arms and legs are tight and solid. No breaks or repairs to the legs are apparent. Casters on the chairs
appear to be replaced.
The surface appears to be an old or original one that has been cleaned and over-coated in the not too
distant past (perhaps within the past 20 years). It exhibits a few of the normal chips and flakes to the
edges of the carved surfaces, the most notable ones being chips to petals of two flowers in the crest of the
later side chair.
No delamination of the layers noted.
Upholstery in good, functional condition. There is some scattered quite light soiling to the brocade
upholstery. The under-upholstery on the chair seats and backs and the settee seat feels like it is original
beneath the show covers.
The back of the settee exhibits a loose doweled glue joint where the center section of crest meets the
NOTE: The associated side chair, the one in differing upholstery, is solid, not laminated, and of walnut not