Duncan Phyfe Federal Period Sofa For Sale
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Duncan Phyfe Federal Period Sofa


The Phyfe Shop's earliest (prior to 1800) Sheraton-Adam inspired, masterfully carved mahogany SIX 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 more common, heavily carved American Classical period furniture produced by his shop decades later.


  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Late 18th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • 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 Boxed seating springs replaced cloth webbing and cushion, approximately 100 years after the sofa was originally made..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.
  • Dimensions

    H 36.25 in. x W 72 in. x D 29 in.

    H 92.08 cm x W 182.88 cm x D 73.66 cm

  • Seat height
    18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Seller location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller reference number
    1709 JAEEE/DMS
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