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Duncan Phyfe Settee

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Documentation Notes Kenny, Peter M., Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2011, plate 18.
Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Carved, gilt mahogany
Dimensions
W. 66 in; H. 32.25 in; D. 30.5 in;
W. 167.64 cm; H. 81.92 cm; D. 77.47 cm;
Seat H. 17.5 in;
Seat H. 44.45 cm;
Condition Good. Reupholstery required; rosette mounts similar but non-matching and of possible later date; older non-detracting repairs.
Creation Date circa 1816
Description Rare and original 1816 New York classical mahogany settee most certainly attributed to the workshop of renowned New York City cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe. This example is the upholstered 'short' settee version of the 'Grecian' caned sofa made by Phyfe for James Lefferts Brinckerhoff as shown in Peter M. Kenny's book, 'Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York', plate 18. Exquisite scrolled ends with fluted seat-rail on parcel-gilt carved lion's-paw-form supports. Excellent all original unrestored condition. Phyfe's sofa's are most commonly found, it is rare to find a small-scale settee such as this.
Styles / Movements Classical, Federal, Neoclassical
Incollect Reference Number 316673
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