When the Henry Francis du Pont house became Winterthur Museum in 1951, the du Pont family moved to a new home on the estate. H. F. du Pont decorated the residence with English and French antiques he had acquired early in his career as a collector and had enjoyed for more than twenty years in the family apartment at 280 Park Avenue, New York City. One of the furnishings moved from New York to the formal reception room of the new Winterthur house was an elegant sofa with scrolled arms. Hickory Chair artists have created a modern sofa with the same graceful arms. Standard with Soft Brass ferrules.