OFFERED BY
P.O. Box 210, Planitarium Station New York City, NY 10024
Email Dealer
Price Upon Request

Fine Carved Mahogany Grecian Sofa

Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Carved Wood
Dimensions
W. 90 in; H. 34.25 in; D. 23 in;
W. 228.6 cm; H. 87 cm; D. 58.42 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date c. 1815
Description VERY FINE CARVED MAHOGANY GRECIAN SOFA
In the manner of Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854)
New York, c. 1815


The scrolled crest rail with a central panel with relief-carved intertwined cornucopia issuing fruit and wheat, flanked by panels with carved "thunder bolts" in a bow knot, the reeded arms with carved rosettes continue to a reeded seat rail raised on reeded saber legs with brass paw feet on casters.

H: 34¼" W: 90" D: 23"

Condition: Good: restoration to p.r. front leg and p.l. seat rail above leg. Modern horsehair upholstery in the original color with conservation webbing and materials.

This is an iconic form in New York Classical furniture in the late-Sheraton style with influences of the French Directoire, illustrated in plate 7 from The New York Book of Prices for Manufacturing Cabinet and Chair Work, 1817, and relates to many sofas documented to Duncan Phyfe, c. 1810-1815. The motifs of the carving are found on many Phyfe chairs and sofas and the quality of that carving is in every way comparable to the documented examples. The carved rosettes at the termination of the arms are a relatively rare and attractive feature.
Styles / Movements Classical, Regency, Sheraton
Dealer Reference Number S-C-JWM-157911
Incollect Reference Number 215011
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.