I posted a number of photos of the settee in the review for Cécile's Parlor Desk HERE to show how the pieces looked together.
I think the settee is a lovely and versatile piece of furniture that is appropriate to use from the antebellum era forward. It is not the absolutely perfect piece for my New Orleans parlor but it serves very well; it is far nicer than any of the other sofas I've looked at and the scale is excellent for the dolls. I do find that the velvety fabric can attract dust, so that's something to keep after. The fabric texture can look uneven depending on the lighting and how you 'brush' it but I find those things to be realistic and appealing. This is a solid, sturdy piece, one of my favorite AG furniture items ever. Highly recommended!