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Duncan Phyfe Federal Period Sofa

The Phyfe Shop's earliest (prior to 1800) Sheraton-Adam inspired, masterfully carved mahogany 6 legged sofa or 'settee'. Three panels of crest rail carvings: a central bowed swag panel, with bow tied wheat sheaves in panels to either side. In-turned curvature of reed faced side arms. The two baluster arm supports, and the four front legs, are finely reeded with a count of 22. The two rear legs are slightly raking and plain. All six legs rest on casters.
Exceptional refinement of English Sheraton and Scottish Adam Brothers design and proportion; with characteristic American Federal period hand carved motifs and detail. Secondary woods and manner of joinery substantiate attribution and dating to the first NYC shop of Duncan Phyfe, on Partition (now Fulton) Street. The six-legged 'in-turned side arm' sofa is Phyfe's earliest, rarest, and most restrained; unlike the later, more common, heavily carved American Empire furniture produced by his shop decades later. A COLLECTOR'S PAIR, as shown in Image #10, is available for an astute investor or museum acquisition. The pair are virtually identical, except for color of upholstery and slightly differing replacement casters.

The Phyfe Shop's earliest (prior to 1800) Sheraton-Adam inspired, masterfully carved mahogany 6 legged sofa or 'settee'. Three panels of crest rail carvings: a central bowed swag panel, with bow tied wheat sheaves in panels to either side. In-turned curvature of reed faced side arms. The two baluster arm supports, and the four front legs, are finely reeded with a count of 22. The two rear legs are slightly raking and plain. All six legs rest on casters.
Exceptional refinement of English Sheraton and Scottish Adam Brothers design and proportion; with characteristic American Federal period hand carved motifs and detail. Secondary woods and manner of joinery substantiate attribution and dating to the first NYC shop of Duncan Phyfe, on Partition (now Fulton) Street. The six-legged 'in-turned side arm' sofa is Phyfe's earliest, rarest, and most restrained; unlike the later, more common, heavily carved American Empire furniture produced by his shop decades later. A COLLECTOR'S PAIR, as shown in Image #10, is available for an astute investor or museum acquisition. The pair are virtually identical, except for color of upholstery and slightly differing replacement casters.

Duncan Phyfe Federal Period Sofa

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ATTRIBUTED TO: Duncan Phyfe (Designer)
OF THE PERIOD: Federal
COUNTRY: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Late 18th Century
MATERIALS: Hand carved and turned Santo Domingo and Cuban mahogany, with poplar and pine secondaries; on brass and wooden casters. Recent upholstery.
CONDITION: Good. Fine period antique condition; structurally sound, recent upholstery. Expected surface condition of carved mahogany. Boxed seating springs replaced cloth webbing and cushion, approximately 100 years after the sofa was originally made..
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 36.25 in. (92 cm)
WIDTH: 6 ft. (183 cm)
DEPTH: 29 in. (74 cm)
SEAT HEIGHT: 18.5 in. (47 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Woodbury, CT
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: U1209168667365

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