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Carved Mahogany Classical Sofa with Dolphins, circa 1810, New York



This sofa has it all. It retains the finely carved Phyfe tablets that compose the crest rail, and instead of the usual reeded arm supports, finely carved dolphins are employed. Note the deeply carved scales, et al. This certainly is the work of a master, and if he were not finished, the paw feet show carved eagle heads above. Interestingly, this sofa was illustrated in Lockwood’s Colonial Furniture in America. The volume, published in 1904 is an early, highly regarded study of American furniture.


  • Similar to
    Duncan Phyfe (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 85.5 in. (217.17 cm)Depth: 24.5 in. (62.23 cm)
  • Style
    American Classical (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Providence, RI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: sw015881stDibs: LU9075742296

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    Ships From: Providence, RI
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